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From: "Helen Verrall" <>
Subject: RE: [CHS] helpwith Cheshire surname
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 11:05:39 +1200
Your assumption is almost correct!
From " Dictionary of English Surnames "by Reaney and Wilson.
Published by Oxford, IBSN No.0-19-860092-5ISBN
UNDER Cheshire we find the following:
CHESHIRE CHESHER CHESHIR CHESSHIRE CHESSHYRE CHESSOR CHESSER
Are all derived from the following.
Richard de CESTERSIR 1219 Listed in Assize Rolls for York
Agnes CHESSYR 1442 Register of the Gild of Corpus Christi, York.
Nicholas CHESSHYRE 1575 - Suffolk Parish Registers Marriages.
The origins of the name are in County of CHESHIRE.
From: DrPepper [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, 25. July 2001 07:05
Subject: Re: [CHS] helpwith Cheshire surname
Thanx for your response
One of the proiblems (for me) is the various spelling variations
Chesser Chesure and of course the spelling errors I have lived
with all my life, ,
, Chesire, which I really hate!
Guy Lawton wrote:
> In message <>, DrPepper
> <> writes
> >Hi, My name is Justin R. "Ron" Cheshire, and I live in the
> >California High Desert in the USofA.
> >I'm looking to complete my family tree, and really need some
> >Am I in the right place?
> >Surely my surname must have started here in Cheshire England??
> >I do have a short genealogy chart in paf format if this would
> >I think it goes as far back as Daniel Cheshire & Jane (or
> >Simpson in the UK. (About seven generations)
> I am no expert on the origins of surnames (as this reply
> illustrates!), but I suspect that the surname Cheshire was
> someone who originated there, who at the time of adoption, was
> the county. As a surname, it was much more distinctive for
> was born there but belonged to the relative few such then
> county boundary than it would be to someone born there, but
> among the many in the same category of continuing Cheshire
> Hope this helps.
> Guy Lawton
> Research: LAWTON, LEECH, POTT(S), SMALLWOOD
> BATTISHILL, CARWITHEN, LUKE, RICHARDS Devon/Cornwall
> ROCHFORT worldwide,
Dr Pepper aka WB6GKI
in the High Desert of California.
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