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The family name Cheyne is believed to be descended originally from the Norman people. The Normans were commonly believed to be of French origin but were, more accurately, of Viking origin. The Vikings landed in the Orkneys and Northern Scotland about the year 870 AD, under their King, Stirgud the Stout. Later, under their Jarl, Thorfinn Rollo, they invaded France about 911 AD. The French King, Charles the Simple, after Rollo laid siege to Paris, finally conceded defeat and granted northern France to Rollo. Rollo became the first Duke of Normandy. Duke William, who invaded and defeated England in 1066, descended from the first Duke Rollo of Normandy.

Cheyne Early Origins



The surname Cheyne was first found in Buckinghamshire, where William de Chesney (died 1161), an Anglo-Norman magnate during the reign of King Stephen of England was one of the first listed. He held Oxford Castle during King Stephen's reign. Robert de Chesney (died 1166), brother of William de Chesney was a medieval English Bishop of Lincoln. He was an early patron of Thomas Becket, and present during the coronation of King Henry II of England in 1154. He also served King Henry as a royal justice. William de Chesney (died 1174), another brother, was a medieval Anglo-Norman nobleman and Sheriff of Norfolk ( c. 1146-1153), Suffolk (c. 1146-1153) and (1156-1163). He also founded Sibton Abbey.

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Cheyne Spelling Variations


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Cheyne Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cheyney, Chainey, Chainie, Cheeney, Cheeny, Cheney, Cheyne and many more.

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Cheyne Early History


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Cheyne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheyne research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1320, 1414, 1399, 1372, 1378, 1390, 1393, 1394, 1399, 1407, 1413, 1442, 1499, 1485, 1558, 1536, 1540, 1587, 1625, 1698, 1660, 1657, 1728, 1671 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Cheyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheyne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheyne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir John Cheyne (Cheney) (died 1414), a Member of Parliament and briefly the initial Speaker of the House of Commons of England in the Parliament of October 1399, summoned by the newly-acclaimed Henry IV, married Margaret, daughter of William, Lord Deincourt and the...

Another 254 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cheyne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cheyne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Doctor Cheyne, aged 40, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1849
  • Vincent Cheyne, who landed in Virginia in 1884

Cheyne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mathew Cheyne, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • Andrew Cheyne, aged 25, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"

Cheyne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Cheyne landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Cheyne arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • John Cheyne arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Ann Cheyne arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • John Cheyne arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheyne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheyne (post 1700)



  • Alexander George "Alec" Cheyne (1907-1983), Scottish footballer who played from 1925 to 1939, member of the Scotland national Team (1929-1930)
  • Sir William Watson Cheyne KCMG CB FRCS FRS (1852-1932), 1st Baronet, a British surgeon and bacteriologist who pioneered the use of antiseptic surgical methods in the United Kingdom
  • Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1841-1915), English biblical scholar

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fato prudentia major
Motto Translation: Prudence is greater than fate.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cheyne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheyne Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 June 2014 at 09:44.

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