The Chisenhall name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the farmstead of Chisnall
which was in the township of Coppull in the parish of Standish in Lancashire
. The surname Chisenhall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Chisenhall family
The surname Chisenhall was first found in Lancashire
, where they seated from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chisenhall family
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Chisenhall Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chisenhall has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chisnall, Chisnell, Chesnall, Chesenhall, Chesnal, Chesnall, Chisenhall, Chysenhale and many more.
Early Notables of the Chisenhall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chisenhall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Chisenhall were among those contributors: Martha Chisnell, who settled in America in 1758; Johanna Chisnall, who arrived in America in 1765; Peter Chisnall, who settled in America in 1770; George Chisnell, who came to Allegheny Co., PA in 1880.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chisenhall (post 1700)
- Lonnie David Chisenhall (b. 1988), American Major League Baseball third baseman with the Cleveland Indians