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Chestefield is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Chesterfield, Derbyshire a market town which received its charter in the year 1204 from King John.

Chestefield Early Origins



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

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Chestefield Spelling Variations


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Chestefield 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 Chestefield family name include Chesterfield, Chasturfeld, Cestrefeld and others.

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Chestefield Early History


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Chestefield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chestefield research. Another 413 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1172, 1340, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Chestefield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chestefield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chestefield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chestefield Notables 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 Chestefield surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Henry Chesterfield who arrived in New York in 1854.

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Chestefield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chestefield 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 11 November 2014 at 10:31.

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