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The Anglo-Saxon name Chisnall comes from the family having resided in the farmstead of Chisnall which was in the township of Coppull in the parish of Standish in Lancashire. The surname Chisnall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Chisnall Early Origins



The surname Chisnall was first found in Lancashire, where they seated from the Middle Ages.

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Chisnall Spelling Variations


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Chisnall Spelling Variations



Chisnall has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Chisnall, Chisnell, Chesnall, Chesenhall, Chesnal, Chesnall, Chisenhall, Chysenhale and many more.

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Chisnall Early History


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Chisnall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chisnall research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1362, 1607, 1610, 1653, 1689 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Chisnall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chisnall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chisnall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chisnall 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Chisnalls to arrive on North American shores:

Chisnall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johanna Chisnall, who arrived in America in 1765
  • Peter Chisnall, who settled in America in 1770

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chisnall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chisnall (post 1700)



  • John Philip Chisnall (b. 1942), English football player
  • Les Chisnall, British pianist, composer and teacher

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Chisnall Historic Events


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Chisnall Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • George Alexander Chisnall (1877-1912), Scottish boilermaker, member of the engineering crew aboard the RMS Titanic who died in the sinking, his body was later recovered (No. 111) and buried at sea

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Chisnall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chisnall 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 23 November 2014 at 18:33.

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