Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family 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.
Early Origins of the Chesbrough family
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
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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)
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Migration of the Chesbrough family to Ireland
Some of the Chesbrough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Chesbrough family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Chesbrough (post 1700)
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