tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Cheser. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a cheese-maker or seller of cheese. The surname Cheser is derived from the Old English word cese
and the West Saxon word cyse,
which both mean cheese. Occupational
names frequently refer to the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
The surname Cheser belongs to this class of names.
Early Origins of the Cheser family
The surname Cheser was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cheser family
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Cheser Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cheser include Cheese, Chese, Chuse, Chouse, Cheser, Chesse and others.
Early Notables of the Cheser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheser family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cheser or a variant listed above: Edmund Cheese who arrived in New York in 1832 and Robert Cheese in Mississippi in 1890.