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Chesterfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestry of the name Chesterfield dates from the ancient 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


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

Early History of the Chesterfield family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chesterfield research.
Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1172, 1340, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Chesterfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

  • Henry Chesterfield who arrived in New York in 1854
  • Henry Chesterfield, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Chesterfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Chesterfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
  • Mr. John Chesterfield, (b. 1847), aged 23, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 19th October 1869 aboard the ship "Lady Jocelyn" arriving in Hobsons Bay, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 1st February 1870 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Mrs. Mary Chesterfield, (b. 1850), aged 20, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 19th October 1869 aboard the ship "Lady Jocelyn" arriving in Hobsons Bay, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 1st February 1870 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Mr. James Chesterfield, (b. 1869), aged 1, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 19th October 1869 aboard the ship "Lady Jocelyn" arriving in Hobsons Bay, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 1st February 1870 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf

Chesterfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William Chesterfield, (b. 1836), aged 23, Cornish farm labourer departing on 28th August 1859 aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 27th January 1860 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Chesterfield (post 1700)


  • Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773), English statesman/orator/wit
  • Arthur Chesterfield, British banker

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Constance.htm
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf


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