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The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Chisman. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a maker or seller of cheese. The surname Chisman literally means the cheeseman. The surname Chisman 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.

Chisman Early Origins



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

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Chisman Spelling Variations


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Chisman Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Chisman include Cheeseman, Cheesman, Cheesemen and others.

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Chisman Early History


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Chisman Early History



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

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Chisman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chisman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chisman 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled 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 ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chisman or a variant listed above:

Chisman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Chisman, who landed in Virginia in 1621
  • Edward Chisman, who arrived in Virginia in 1623

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chisman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chisman (post 1700)



  • Mount Edward Chisman, American politician, Postmaster at Hampton, Virginia, 1796-99
  • Mattie K. Chisman, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Hampton, Virginia, 1885-90

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Chisman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chisman 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 21 October 2015 at 09:23.

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