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Chishan is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a maker or seller of cheese. The surname Chishan literally means the cheeseman. The surname Chishan is derived from the Old English word cese and the West Saxon word cyse, which both mean cheese. The suffix man is one of the most common suffixes for occupational names.

Chishan Early Origins



The surname Chishan was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Chishan Spelling Variations


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Chishan Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Chishan has appeared include Cheeseman, Cheesman, Cheesemen and others.

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Chishan Early History


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Chishan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chishan research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Chishan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chishan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chishan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chishan arrived in North America very early: William Cheeseman who settled in Bermuda in 1635; Clement Cheeseman settled in Maryland in 1774; John Cheeseman settled in New York State in 1821; Morton Cheeseman settled in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Chishan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chishan 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 27 October 2010 at 13:26.

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