name Chusell comes from when the family resided in Chishall, two parishes in the county of Essex
. It is from the place-name that the family name is derived. Today, Fort Chiswell is located in Wythe County, Virginia, United States and was originally a frontier fort built in 1758 during the French and Indian War; and the Chiswell Islands are a group of rocky, uninhabited islands in the Gulf of Alaska. Unfortunately, the reason for the named locations has been lost.
Early Origins of the Chusell family
The surname Chusell was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. Chiswell Green is a village, in St Albans, Hertfordshire
which dates back to 1782. The name was thought to have been derived from "the gravelly spring or stream" from the Old English "cis" + "wella" + "green." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Chusell family
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Chusell Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chusell has been recorded under many different variations, including Chiswell, Chissell, Chishull, Chussell and others.
Early Notables of the Chusell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chusell family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chusell or a variant listed above: James Chisel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1838.