of Thomas and Mary Chinery
of Sudbury, Suffolk, England
|The name Chinery occurred
quite often in Suffolk, particularly in the area of
"Recorded in many forms as shown below, this unusual and interesting surname is English but of Norman French origin. Introduced into England by the Norman invaders after the famous Conquest of 1066, it is topographical and denotes residence near a conspicuous oak tree or in an oak forest. It is derived from the pre 7th century word "chesne", meaning "oak (tree)", from the Latin "caxinus", a variant of "cassanus", meaning oak. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. Sometimes the name may have been used as a nickname for someone thought to have "a heart of oak". After the first recording of the name in 1086, as below, a great many variant forms developed such as Cheyne, Cheyney, Chaney, Cheenay, Chesnay, and particularly in the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, Chenery, Chinery and Chinnery, with Henry Chenery being recorded as the mayor of Lynn Regis in Norfolk in 1682."
The direct line to Fred is
(1) Thomas & Mary Chinery
(2) Thomas Chinery & Mary Robinson
(3) John Chinery & Sarah Wardel
(4) Mary Jane Chinery & Theodore Shade
(5) Albert Shade & Ada Evenia Johnson
(6) Albert Ernest Shade & Mary Beatrice Chapple
Further information about George WRIGHT's family on page 4 added 4 Oct 2012
Information about other people called Chinery in the area at the time, added 21 Apr 2012
Information about George WRIGHT on page 4 added 28 Dec 2011
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