The name Chestyfield is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came 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 Chestyfield family
The surname Chestyfield was first found in Derbyshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chestyfield family
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Chestyfield Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Chestyfield are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Chestyfield include: Chesterfield, Chasturfeld, Cestrefeld and others.
Early Notables of the Chestyfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chestyfield family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chestyfield or a variant listed above: Henry Chesterfield who arrived in New York in 1854.