Chinory is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Chinory family lived in Essex
. The family was originally from St. Ceneri, Normandy
, and it is from this location, where the Chinory family lived prior to the invasion of England
, that the surname was originally derived.
Early Origins of the Chinory family
The surname Chinory 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 Chinory family
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Chinory Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chinory include Chenery, Chinnery, Chinnerey, Chinner and others.
Early Notables of the Chinory family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chinory family to Ireland
Some of the Chinory 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 Chinory family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Chinorys to arrive on North American shores: Rebecca Chinnery who settled in New England
in 1756; George Chinery arrived in Philadelphia in 1876.