The name Chieseman is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a maker of the village cheese. The surname Chieseman can be traced to the Old English cesewyrhta
which means "a cheese-maker." This profession was very important in the medieval period; in the days before refrigeration, milk could be kept for a day or two at most, and the only way to ensure a long term supply of dairy products was to make it into cheese. The suffix -wright
was usually adopted by a someone who provided a service with either wood or machinery.
Early Origins of the Chieseman family
The surname Chieseman was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Chieseman family
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Chieseman Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chieseman include Cheesewright, Cheeswright, Cheeseright, Chesewright, Cheswright, Chiswright, Chesewricte, Cheeseman, Cheesman and many more.
Early Notables of the Chieseman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chieseman family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Paul Cheeswright who sailed to Georgia in 1732.