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The name Cherritt is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a maker of the village cheese. The surname Cherritt can be traced to the Old English cesewyrhta which means "a cheese-maker." This profession was very important in the medieval period; in the days before refrigeration, milk could be kept for a day or two at most, and the only way to ensure a long term supply of dairy products was to make it into cheese. The suffix -wright was usually adopted by a someone who provided a service with either wood or machinery.

Cherritt Early Origins



The surname Cherritt was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Cherritt Spelling Variations


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Cherritt Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cherritt include Cheesewright, Cheeswright, Cheeseright, Chesewright, Cheswright, Chiswright, Chesewricte, Cheeseman, Cheesman and many more.

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Cherritt Early History


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Cherritt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cherritt research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1228, 1293, 1478, 1500 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Cherritt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cherritt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cherritt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cherritt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cherritt were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Paul Cheeswright who sailed to Georgia in 1732.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Cherritt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cherritt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 July 2014 at 13:39.

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