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Chesse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Chesse is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a cheese-maker or seller of cheese. The surname Chesse 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 Chesse belongs to this class of names.

Early Origins of the Chesse family

The surname Chesse was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Chesse family

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Chesse Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Chesse include Cheese, Chese, Chuse, Chouse, Cheser, Chesse and others.

Early Notables of the Chesse family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Chesse family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Chesse were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Edmund Cheese who arrived in New York in 1832 and Robert Cheese in Mississippi in 1890.

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