The name Chinnory was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Chinnory family lived in Essex
. The family was originally from St. Ceneri, Normandy
, and it is from this location, where the Chinnory family lived prior to the invasion of England
, that the surname was originally derived.
Early Origins of the Chinnory family
The surname Chinnory 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 Chinnory family
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Chinnory Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chinnory have been found, including Chenery, Chinnery, Chinnerey, Chinner and others.
Early Notables of the Chinnory family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chinnory family to Ireland
Some of the Chinnory 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 Chinnory family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chinnory were among those contributors: Rebecca Chinnery who settled in New England
in 1756; George Chinery arrived in Philadelphia in 1876.