Chesbrough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Chesbrough has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Cheshire, a county in the northwest 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.
However, one source disagrees. Reaney claims the name is from Cheeseburn, Northumberland, originally known as Cheseburgh in 1286.  Today Cheeseburn Grange survives near Stamfordham, Northumberland (Newcastle upon Tyne) and was the traditional home of the Widdringtons.
Early Origins of the Chesbrough family
The surname Chesbrough 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.
Early History of the Chesbrough family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chesbrough research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1611, 1594, 1667, 1649, 1430, 1427 and 1431 are included under the topic Early Chesbrough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chesbrough Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chesbrough have been found, including Chesbrough, Cheesebourgh, Cheesbrough, Cheseborough, Chesebrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Chesbrough family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: David Cherbury or Chirbury (fl. 1430), Bishop of Dromore, a Carmelite friar, possibly a member of the Oxford house of his order, since he is recorded to have built its library. "He was made Bishop of Dromore, probably in 1427, but he must have...
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Chesbrough migration to the United States +
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Chesbrough, or a variant listed above:
Chesbrough Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. F.B. Chesbrough, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
- Chesbrough, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
- Aaron Chesbrough, who landed in America, in 1909
- Grace Chesbrough, who landed in America, in 1909
- Elizabeth Chesbrough, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Chesbrough (post 1700) +
- Henry Chesbrough, American professor and the executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, Berkeley, author of Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology (2003)
Related Stories +
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)