The history of the name Chuse dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a cheese-maker or seller of cheese. The surname Chuse is derived from the Old English word cese
and the West Saxon word cyse,
which both mean cheese. Occupational
names frequently refer to the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
The surname Chuse belongs to this class of names.
Early Origins of the Chuse family
The surname Chuse was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chuse family
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Chuse 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 Chuse has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cheese, Chese, Chuse, Chouse, Cheser, Chesse and others.
Early Notables of the Chuse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chuse 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 Chuse were among those contributors: Edmund Cheese who arrived in New York in 1832 and Robert Cheese in Mississippi in 1890.