The origins of the Chessor name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Cheshire
. The surname Chessor 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 Chessor family
The surname Chessor 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 Chessor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chessor research.Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Chessor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chessor Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chessor were recorded, including Chessire, Cheeshire, Cheshyre, Cheshire
, Chesser, Chesshyre, Chesher, Chesshere, Chessor, Chessyre, Chessheire and many more.
Early Notables of the Chessor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chessor family to Ireland
Some of the Chessor 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 Chessor family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chessor family emigrate to North America: 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.