Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Chadsley, Chasley, Cheasley, Cheesley, Chesley
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
Contact: Mr Philip Charsley
The frequency of occurrence in the 1881 UK census is Charsley, 88 individuals on Ancestry, but only 72 on Family Search (probably due to being able to correct transcription errors on Ancestry). Both sites have 38 Cheasleys and 81 Cheesleys. The 1880 US census had only 2 Charsleys, both born in England. It had 3 Cheasleys, one born in Canada, and no Cheesleys. The 1881 Canadian census had 3 Charsleys, one born in England, 2 Cheasleys, one born in England and no Cheesleys.
In the 2002 Electoral roll, there are 112 Charsleys, 120 Cheasleys and 133 Cheesleys. This makes all three of these surnames quite rare in the UK population.
There are currently families with each of these names in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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