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Chesser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Chesser family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the county of Cheshire. The surname Chesser belonged to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names form the other broad category of surnames, which were usually derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.


Early Origins of the Chesser family


The surname Chesser was first found in Essex 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 Chesser family


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Chesser 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 Chesser include Chessire, Cheeshire, Cheshyre, Cheshire, Chesser, Chesshyre, Chesher, Chesshere, Chessor, Chessyre, Chessheire and many more.

Early Notables of the Chesser family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Chesser family to Ireland


Some of the Chesser 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 Chesser family to the New World and Oceana


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 Chesser or a variant listed above:

Chesser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David Chesser, aged 42, who arrived in America from Johannesburg, in 1906
  • James Chesser, aged 65, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • Patrick Francis Chesser, aged 29, who arrived in America from Clones Co. Roscommon, Ireland, in 1920
  • H. C. Chesser, aged 29, who arrived in America, in 1920

Chesser Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Chesser U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Chesser U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Contemporary Notables of the name Chesser (post 1700)


  • Robert Chesser (b. 1962), English professional cricketer
  • William Etheridge "Billy" Chesser (1893-1949), English professional footballer
  • John Chesser (1819-1892), Scottish architect largely based in Edinburgh
  • John Chesser, Canadian innkeeper and politician who represented Prescott in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1835 to 1836
  • Eustace Chesser (1902-1973), Scottish psychiatrist, social reformer and writer

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Citations


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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