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The name Chesbro first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Cheshire, a county in the northeast of England on the border with Wales. It is from the name of the county that the family name is derived. The name meant "a dweller in a town in Cheshire." This is because the suffix -borough indicated residence in a town.

Chesbro Early Origins



The surname Chesbro was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Chesbro Spelling Variations


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Chesbro Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Chesbro has appeared include Chesbrough, Cheesebourgh, Cheesbrough, Cheseborough, Chesebrough and many more.

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Chesbro Early History


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Chesbro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chesbro research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1667 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Chesbro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chesbro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chesbro Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chesbro 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chesbro arrived in North America very early: William Cheesebrough who settled in Boston Massachusetts and later moved to Salem, with his wife Anne, daughter Sarah, and three sons, Peter, Samuel, and Nathanial, in 1630..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chesbro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chesbro (post 1700)



  • Wesley P. Chesbro (b. 1951), American politician, Member of the California State Assembly (2008-2014), Member of the California State Senate (1998-2006)
  • Tommy Chesbro (1939-2006), American Oklahoma State University all-star wrestler and coach, inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1995
  • George C. Chesbro (1940-2008), American author of detective fiction
  • John Dwight "Jack" Chesbro (1874-1931), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1899 to 1909

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. 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.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Chesbro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chesbro 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 4 January 2016 at 14:49.

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