Chesworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Chesworth family

The surname Chesworth was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Important Dates for the Chesworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chesworth research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Chesworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chesworth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chesworth, Chestworth, Chisworth, Chistworth and others.

Early Notables of the Chesworth family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Chesworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Chesworth family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Chesworth (post 1700)

  • Air Vice Marshal George Arthur Chesworth CB, OBE, DFC, JP (1930-2017), British senior Royal Air Force officer, Lord Lieutenant of Moray
  • David Chesworth (b. 1958), Australian composer, keyboard player and sound designer

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