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Chetle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Chetle comes from the family having resided in or near either of the settlements called Cheadle in the counties of Cheshire and Staffordshire. Chetle belongs to the class of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Chetle family

The surname Chetle was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Chetle family

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Chetle Spelling Variations

Chetle has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Cheadle, Chedel, Cheade, Cheatle, Cheddle, Cheatley, Chedle, Chettle and many more.

Early Notables of the Chetle family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Chetle family to the New World and Oceana

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Chetles to arrive on North American shores: Margaret and William Cheadle settled in Virginia in 1663; Ann Cheade also settled in Virginia in that year, probably the daughter.

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