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Early Origins of the Chesley family


The surname Chesley was first found in Caldyrstarrs, 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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Early History of the Chesley family

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Early History of the Chesley family


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Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1682, 1689, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Chesley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chesley Spelling Variations

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Chesley Spelling Variations


Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Chesley has been spelled Chiesley, Chesley, Chesly, Cheysly, Cheisley, Cheislie and many more.

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Early Notables of the Chesley family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Chesley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Chesley family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Chesley family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

Chesley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Chesley, who arrived in New England in 1642 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Win Chesley, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Chesley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Chesley who settled in Maryland in 1751
  • Robert Chesley, who settled in Maryland in 1751

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chesley (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chesley (post 1700)


  • Albert Cornell Chesley (b. 1957), former American NFL football linebacker
  • Paul Chesley, American photojournalist from Red Wing, Minnesota for the National Geographic Society
  • Robert Chesley (1943-1990), American playwright, theater critic and musical composer from Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Alison Chesley (b. 1960), birth name of Helen Money, American cellist and composer based in Chicago
  • Solomon Yeomans Chesley (1796-1880), American-born, Canadian public servant and politician in Canada West, eponym of the town of Chesley, Bruce County, Ontario
  • John Alexander Chesley (1837-1922), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for City and County of St. John (1892 to 1896)
  • Brigadier Leonard McEwan Chesley (b. 1898), Canadian Deputy Chief General Staff, National Defence Headquarters (1944-1945) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Leonard Chesley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Chesley/Leonard_McEwan/Canada.html

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The Chesley Motto

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The Chesley Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Credo et videbo
Motto Translation: I believe, and I shall see.


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Leonard Chesley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Chesley/Leonard_McEwan/Canada.html

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