The Chessbrough name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having 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 Chessbrough family
The surname Chessbrough was first found in 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 Chessbrough family
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Chessbrough Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chessbrough has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chesbrough, Cheesebourgh, Cheesbrough, Cheseborough, Chesebrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Chessbrough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chessbrough family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chessbrough were among those contributors: William Cheesebrough who settled in Boston Massachusetts and later moved to Salem, with his wife Anne, daughter Sarah, and three sons, Peter, Samuel, and Nathanial, in 1630..
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