The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought the Chinery family name to the British Isles. They lived in Essex
. The family was originally from St. Ceneri, Normandy
, and it is from this location, where the Chinery family lived prior to the invasion of England
, that the surname was originally derived.
Early Origins of the Chinery family
The surname Chinery 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 Chinery family
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Chinery Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Chenery, Chinnery, Chinnerey, Chinner and others.
Early Notables of the Chinery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chinery family to Ireland
Some of the Chinery 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 Chinery family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chinery or a variant listed above:
Chinery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Chinery, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1876
Chinery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Chinery, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824