The ancestors of the bearers of the Gessors family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found near the cheese house, the building where the village cheese was made and stored. The name would have been applied to a person who lived near the building in which the villagers kept their supply of cheese. The Modern English word cheese is derived from the Old English word cese
and the West Saxon word cyse,
which both mean cheese.
Early Origins of the Gessors family
The surname Gessors was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Gessors family
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Gessors Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Gessors include Cheesehouse, Cheeshus, Chezus, Cheshus, Chezhus, Cheeshouse, Cheeshous, Cheesehous, Gesors and many more.
Early Notables of the Gessors family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gessors family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gessors or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.