Starting Sept. 5, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Chesser Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Origin of Chesser Name
Posted by: Barbara Chesser (ID *****3934) Date: July 12, 2007 at 20:22:45
In Reply to: Re: Origin of Chesser Name by Maria Axmann of 871

My dad, Oscar Lawson Chesser (born Texas '02, died Texas '85) always said the name was originally French--the French word for hunter is very close to Chesser, I am uncertain of the spelling-- but that the Chessers immigrated to the United States from Ireland. He was the grandson of Lum (Christopher Columbus) and Docie (Mandosha or Mandocia Lockwood) Chesser. His relatives were mostly in Texas and some came from the South before the Civil War. I know of no direct Irish connection but I am fairly new at this. There was supposed to be a Chesser Valley in Texas where they first settled, but I don't know where it is.


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/chesser/messages/782.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network