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Chesshir is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the county of Cheshire. The surname Chesshir 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.

Chesshir Early Origins



The surname Chesshir 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.

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Chesshir Spelling Variations


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Chesshir Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chesshir family name include Chessire, Cheeshire, Cheshyre, Cheshire, Chesser, Chesshyre, Chesher, Chesshere, Chessor, Chessyre, Chessheire and many more.

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Chesshir Early History


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Chesshir Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chesshir research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Chesshir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chesshir Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chesshir Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chesshir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chesshir In Ireland


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Chesshir In Ireland



Some of the Chesshir family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Chesshir surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Chesshir Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chesshir Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 December 2012 at 21:07.

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