A Survey of English Bynames: Chesewright

by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2002-2012 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 1.3, updated 24 June 2012

"OE cȳswyrhte (f) 'cheese-maker', perhaps also OE *cēsewyrhta (m)." (Reaney & Wilson, p. 93 s.n. Cheeseright)
"Occup. 'the cheesewright,' a maker of cheese. Wright was a suffix was generally associated with work in wood; cf. Wheelwright, Wainwright, Cartwright, Arkwright. In Cheesewright we see a departure from this usage." (Bardsley, pp. 174-175 s.n. Cheesewright)
NameAdditional DescriptionDateSource
Richard Chesewricte 1228Reaney & Wilson (p. 93 s.n. Cheeseright)
William Cheswright 1273Bardsley (pp. 174-175 s.n. Cheesewright)
AugustinleChesewryghte 1293Reaney & Wilson (p. 93 s.n. Cheeseright)
John Cheswright 1478Reaney & Wilson (p. 93 s.n. Cheeseright)
John Chesewright temp. 1570Bardsley (pp. 174-175 s.n. Cheesewright)
John Chesewright temp. Elizabeth IBardsley (p. 16)
Marke Chiswright 1609Bardsley (pp. 174-175 s.n. Cheesewright)
Mr. Cheswright 1609Bardsley (pp. 174-175 s.n. Cheesewright)

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