The Chesshire name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Cheshire
. The surname Chesshire 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 Chesshire family
The surname Chesshire 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 Chesshire family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chesshire research.Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Chesshire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chesshire 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 Chesshire has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chessire, Cheeshire, Cheshyre, Cheshire
, Chesser, Chesshyre, Chesher, Chesshere, Chessor, Chessyre, Chessheire and many more.
Early Notables of the Chesshire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chesshire family to Ireland
Some of the Chesshire 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.
Migration of the Chesshire family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chesshire Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Chesshire, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843