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The Chesson name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the market-town and parish of Chesham, which is located three miles from Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire. This territory was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as the site of four mills on lands owned by the Bishop of Bayeux and Hugh de Bolbec. The surname Chesson belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Chesson Early Origins



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

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Chesson Spelling Variations


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Chesson 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 Chesson has undergone many spelling variations, including Chessum, Chesson, Chessam, Chesham, Cestresham and others.

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Chesson Early History


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Chesson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chesson research. Another 390 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1297, 1525, 1650, 1728, 1754, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Chesson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chesson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chesson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chesson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chesson were among those contributors:

Chesson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clara C. Chesson, aged 41, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • Elfrida May Chesson, aged 53, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Harold Chesson, aged 41, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • Mrs. Harold Chesson, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • Robert William Chesson, who arrived in America from Birmingham, England, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chesson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jeanne Chesson who sailed to Canada in 1638
  • Jeanne Chesson, who arrived in Canada in 1638

Chesson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Chesson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Canton.htm

Chesson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Chesson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Crusader" in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chesson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chesson (post 1700)



  • Wes Chesson, former professional American NFL football player who played from 1971 to 1974
  • James Chesson (b. 1980), American racing driver
  • Peter Lawrence Chesson Jr (b. 1978), American race car driver
  • Lisa Chesson (b. 1986), American three-time gold and two-time silver medalist ice hockey defenseman for the United States
  • Eugene Chesson Jr., American educator and civil engineer
  • Nora Chesson (1871-1906), née Hopper, English poet, wife of Wilfred Hugh Chesson
  • Wilfrid Hugh Chesson (1870-1953), English man of letters
  • Frederick William Chesson (1833-1888), English journalist and prominent anti-slavery campaigner
  • Henry Chesson (1862-1948), Australian politician, Member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1905 to 1918

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Canton.htm

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Chesson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chesson 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.

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