The Chishul name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Chishall, two parishes in the county of Essex
. It is from the place-name that the family name is derived. Today, Fort Chiswell is located in Wythe County, Virginia, United States and was originally a frontier fort built in 1758 during the French and Indian War; and the Chiswell Islands are a group of rocky, uninhabited islands in the Gulf of Alaska. Unfortunately, the reason for the named locations has been lost.
Early Origins of the Chishul family
The surname Chishul was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. Chiswell Green is a village, in St Albans, Hertfordshire
which dates back to 1782. The name was thought to have been derived from "the gravelly spring or stream" from the Old English "cis" + "wella" + "green." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Chishul family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chishul research.Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1673 and 1751 are included under the topic Early Chishul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chishul 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 Chishul has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chiswell, Chissell, Chishull, Chussell and others.
Early Notables of the Chishul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chishul 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 Chishul were among those contributors: James Chisel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1838.