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

Chinoray Early Origins



The surname Chinoray 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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Chinoray Spelling Variations


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Chinoray Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Chenery, Chinnery, Chinnerey, Chinner and others.

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Chinoray Early History


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Chinoray Early History



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

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Chinoray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chinoray Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Chinoray In Ireland


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Chinoray In Ireland



Some of the Chinoray 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Chinoray 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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Chinoray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chinoray 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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