The name Chisnell is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the farmstead of Chisnall
which was in the township of Coppull in the parish of Standish in Lancashire
. The surname Chisnell 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 Chisnell family
The surname Chisnell was first found in Lancashire
, where they seated from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chisnell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chisnell 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 Chisnell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chisnell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chisnell has been spelled many different ways, including Chisnall, Chisnell, Chesnall, Chesenhall, Chesnal, Chesnall, Chisenhall, Chysenhale and many more.
Early Notables of the Chisnell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chisnell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chisnells to arrive in North America:
Chisnell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Martha Chisnell, who settled in America in 1758
Chisnell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Chisnell, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1880
- David Chisnell, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1880
Contemporary Notables of the name Chisnell (post 1700)
- George M. Chisnell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952 CITATION[CLOSE]
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