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Early Origins of the Cheverton family


The surname Cheverton was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of St.Paul. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Early History of the Cheverton family

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Early History of the Cheverton family


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Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1079, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1658, 1621 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Cheverton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheverton Spelling Variations

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Cheverton Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Chiverton, Chifferton, Shiverton, Shifferton, Chiverlon, Chevedon, Shevedon, Shefedon and many more.

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Early Notables of the Cheverton family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cheverton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cheverton family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cheverton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cheverton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frank Cheverton, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheverton (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheverton (post 1700)


  • Roy P. Cheverton, American director, cinematographer and producer

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Historic Events for the Cheverton family

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Historic Events for the Cheverton family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Edward Cheverton (d. 1912), aged 27, Welsh Saloon Steward from Newport, Pembrokeshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by SS Ilford [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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  1. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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