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Chinnoray is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Chinnoray family lived in Essex. The family was originally from St. Ceneri, Normandy, and it is from this location, where the Chinnoray family lived prior to the invasion of England, that the surname was originally derived.

Chinnoray Early Origins



The surname Chinnoray 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.

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Chinnoray Spelling Variations


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Chinnoray 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.

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Chinnoray Early History


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Chinnoray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chinnoray research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1860, 1774, 1852, 1932 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Chinnoray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chinnoray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chinnoray Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chinnoray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chinnoray In Ireland


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Chinnoray In Ireland



Some of the Chinnoray 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.

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The Great Migration



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 Chinnoray or a variant listed above: Rebecca Chinnery who settled in New England in 1756; George Chinery arrived in Philadelphia in 1876.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Chinnoray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chinnoray 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 28 March 2014 at 13:45.

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