Early Origins of the Chessel family
The surname Chessel was first found in Essex
at either Great Chishall or Little Chishall. Both parishes are in the in the union of Royston, hundred
of Uttlesford. "John de Chishal or Chishull, Bishop of London, who died in the year 1279, took his name from Little Chishall." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another John Chishull (John de Chishull) (d. 1180), Bishop of Essex
was similarly from this area.
Richard de Chesthull was listed in the Assize Rolls of Shropshire in 1221 and years later, William Chesul was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1275. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists William de Chishill in Cambridgeshire and Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III lists John de Chishall, Cambridgeshire, temp. 30 Edward I. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Chesil Beach (also known as Chesil Bank) is found in Dorset. This place name was derived from "Chisille bank" c. 1540 from the Old English word "cisel" meaning "shingle" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) and is today one of three major shingle structures in Britain. Chessel Bay is found in the east of the district of Northam in the city of Southampton, Hampshire. The Chessels is an area of Bedminster, Bristol that includes Chessel Street is the main road. The name Chessel is taken from the name of a field, recorded in 1350.
Early History of the Chessel family
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Chessel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Chessell, Chessel, Chesell, Chesswell, Chesshill, Chessill, Chessall and many more.
Early Notables of the Chessel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chessel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chessel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Willie Chessel, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Furst Bismarck" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6RQ-349 : 6 December 2014), Willie Chessel, 19 Sep 1892; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Furst Bismarck, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).