Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Chesterfield, Derbyshire a market town which received its charter in the year 1204 from King John.
Early Origins of the Chesterfield family
Derbyshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chesterfield family
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Chesterfield Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chesterfield have been found, including Chesterfield, Chasturfeld, Cestrefeld and others.
Early Notables of the Chesterfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chesterfield family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Chesterfield, or a variant listed above:
Chesterfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Chesterfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Chesterfield (post 1700)
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