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Cherry is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cherry family lived in Lincolnshire. They are descended from the line of the House of De Cheries, Seigneurs of Brauvel, Beauval, in Normandy, near Avranches. The name Cherry is derived from the Anglo Norman French word, cherise, which means cherry, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
and was probably used to indicate a landmark, such as a cherry tree, which distinguished the location bearing the name.

Cherry Early Origins



The surname Cherry was first found in Derbyshire, The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list William Chirie. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
A few years later in 1284, the Assize Rolls of Lancashire list Rober Chyry. The Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk list Richard Chery in 1524. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Cherry Spelling Variations


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Cherry Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cherry were recorded, including Cherry, Cherrie, Cherrey, Cherries, Chery, Chearie, Chearry, Cherie and many more.

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Cherry Early History


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Cherry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cherry research. Another 395 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1348, 1368, 1484, 1509, 1524, 1665, 1713, 1683 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Cherry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cherry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cherry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cherry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cherry In Ireland


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Cherry In Ireland



Some of the Cherry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Cherry arrived in North America very early:

Cherry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Cherry landed in America in Virginia in 1637
  • John Cherry, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Fran c. Cherry, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Franc Cherry, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Richard Cherry, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cherry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Cherry, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1705
  • George Cherry, who arrived in Charleston South Carolina in 1772

Cherry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christoper Cherry, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Cherry, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Robert Cherry, who landed in New York in 1846
  • Cummings Cherry, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • Catherine, David, Gabriel, James, Robert, and William Cherry, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1771 and 1872

Cherry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Cherry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Cherry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Cherry, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Cherry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Cherry, English convict from Bedford, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Thomas Cherry, a weaver, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Cherry, English convict from Bedford, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Sarah Cherry "alias Kerr", Scottish convict from Ayr, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  • Luke Cherry, aged 34, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cherry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Cherry, aged 32, a wheelwright, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840
  • Ann E. Cherry, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cherry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cherry (post 1700)



  • Fred Vann Cherry (1928-2016), American Colonel and Command Pilot in the U.S. Air Force
  • Donald Eugene "Don" Cherry (1936-1995), American jazz cornetist and composer
  • Francis Adams Cherry (1908-1965), American politician, Governor of Arkansas
  • Robert Gregg Cherry (1891-1957), American politician, governor of North Carolina (1945-1949)
  • Trevor John Cherry (b. 1948), English footballer
  • Neil Cherry ONZM (1946-2003), New Zealand environmental scientist
  • John Clifford Cherry (b. 1965), Australian politician, senator from Queensland
  • Don Cherry (b. 1934), Canadian NHL hockey coach & television commentator
  • Percy Herbert Cherry (1895-1917), Australian soldier, awarded the Victoria Cross, for deeds during the First World War

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Cherry Historic Events


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Cherry Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Gladys Cherry, aged 30, English First Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 8

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cheris l'espoir
Motto Translation: Cherish hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Cherry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cherry 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 20 August 2016 at 21:31.

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