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.

Early History of 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.


Australia Chesworth migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Chesworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Chesworth who was convicted in Liverpool, Merseyside, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Clara" on 19th March 1857, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [1]

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


  1. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 11th February 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clara)


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