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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.

Chisnell Early Origins



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

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Chisnell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Chisnell Early History


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Chisnell Early History



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.

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Chisnell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chisnell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



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 came to Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1880
  • David Chisnell, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chisnell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chisnell (post 1700)



  • George M. Chisnell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952

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Chisnell Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Chisnell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chisnell 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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