Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Chestermann, Chesterment
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Miss Vicki Chesterman
The exact origin of the surname Chesterman, is unclear. There are various theories including:
- a man from Chester (this theory is unsubstantiated as, I have not found any Chesterman's in Chester until the late 1800's. My group in Reading predates this somewhat (we have been traced back to 1596)
- a guard (as Chesterman is an old occupational name for a guard)
- a corruption from 'jester'
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