The origins of the Chesewryghte surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name Chesewryghte began when someone in that family worked as a maker of the village cheese. The surname Chesewryghte can be traced to the Old English cesewyrhta
which means "a cheese-maker." This profession was very important in the medieval period; in the days before refrigeration, milk could be kept for a day or two at most, and the only way to ensure a long term supply of dairy products was to make it into cheese. The suffix -wright
was usually adopted by a someone who provided a service with either wood or machinery.
Early Origins of the Chesewryghte family
The surname Chesewryghte was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Chesewryghte family
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Chesewryghte 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 Chesewryghte has appeared include Cheesewright, Cheeswright, Cheeseright, Chesewright, Cheswright, Chiswright, Chesewricte, Cheeseman, Cheesman and many more.
Early Notables of the Chesewryghte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chesewryghte family to the New World and Oceana
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 Chesewryghte arrived in North America very early: Paul Cheeswright who sailed to Georgia in 1732.