The name Chinerey was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Chinerey family lived in Essex
. The family was originally from St. Ceneri, Normandy
, and it is from this location, where the Chinerey family lived prior to the invasion of England
, that the surname was originally derived.
Early Origins of the Chinerey family
The surname Chinerey was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Chinerey family
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Chinerey Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Chenery, Chinnery, Chinnerey, Chinner and others.
Early Notables of the Chinerey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chinerey family to Ireland
Some of the Chinerey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chinerey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Chinerey or a variant listed above: Rebecca Chinnery who settled in New England
in 1756; George Chinery arrived in Philadelphia in 1876.