Chessar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the Chessar family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the maritime county of Cheshire. "The name is a contraction of Chestershire. At the time of the Roman invasion, the county formed part of the territory occupied by the Cornavii; in the first division of Britain by the Romans it was included in Britannia Superior, and in their subsequent subdivision became part of Flavia Cæsariensis. Under the Saxons it was a portion of the powerful kingdom of Mercia; and upon the division of England into three great districts by Alfred, it was comprehended in that called Mercenlege, or the "Mercian jurisdiction." Cheshire is within the diocese of Chester, and province of York." 
Early Origins of the Chessar family
The surname Chessar was first found in the Close Rolls where Thomas de Chastirshir was listed 6 Edward II (during the sixth year reign of King Edward II.) The Yorkshire Poll Taqx Rolls of 1379 list Henricus de Chesterschyr. 
Early History of the Chessar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chessar research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1622, 1695, 1762, 1662, 1738, 1662, 1696, 1705, 1711, 1714 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Chessar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chessar 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 Chessar include Chessire, Cheeshire, Cheshyre, Cheshire, Chesser, Chesshyre, Chesher, Chesshere, Chessor, Chessyre, Chessheire and many more.
Early Notables of the Chessar family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Henry Cheshire, Sheriff of Dublin, who died in the year 1622. John Cheshire (1695-1762), was an English physician, "stated to have been educated at Oxford, although he does not seem to have graduated there." 
Sir John Chesshyre (1662-1738), was an English lawyer, son of Thomas Chesshyre of...
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Migration of the Chessar family to Ireland
Some of the Chessar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chessar family
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 Chessar or a variant listed above: Fred Cheeshire who arrived in Philadelphia in 1867; John Cheshire arrived in Maryland in 1731; Thomas Cheshire settled in New England in 1700; Robert Chessheire settled in Virginia in 1635.
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- Jane Agnes Chessar (1835-1880), Scottish teacher, born in Edinburgh in 1835, but after attending private school and classes in that city went to London in 1851 in order to gain special training as a teacher 
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 25 Nov. 2019