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The name Chesswright finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a maker of the village cheese. The surname Chesswright can be traced to the Old English cesewyrhta which means "a cheese-maker." This profession was very important in the medieval period; in the days before refrigeration, milk could be kept for a day or two at most, and the only way to ensure a long term supply of dairy products was to make it into cheese. The suffix -wright was usually adopted by a someone who provided a service with either wood or machinery.

Chesswright Early Origins



The surname Chesswright was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Chesswright Early History


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Chesswright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chesswright research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1228, 1293, 1478, 1500 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Chesswright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chesswright Spelling Variations


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Chesswright Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chesswright has been recorded under many different variations, including Cheesewright, Cheeswright, Cheeseright, Chesewright, Cheswright, Chiswright, Chesewricte, Cheeseman, Cheesman and many more.

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Chesswright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chesswright Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chesswright or a variant listed above: Paul Cheeswright who sailed to Georgia in 1732.

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