How do you pronounce "Chesebro" as in Chesebro Rd. Agoura Hills, and Cheeseboro, as in Cheeseboro National Park or Cheseborough Canyon, where the park is located?
Do you think it should be pronounced chez-bro (long 'o'), or Cheese-bro as in the cheese mice like to eat?
I am researching the origin of the name of our local street in Agoura Hills. There is often confusion about the name of the street Chesebro, which differs from the name of the park at the end of the road: Cheseboro National Park which is located in Cheeseboro Canyon. Why so many names, and where did they all come from?!?!
If I'm not mistaken, the name of the street came from George Chesebro, the director, actor, producer in the early 1920's. The National Park was dedicated by Bob Hope. Maybe Hope was chums with George Chesebro?
George Chesebro was perhaps a decendent from the William Chesebrough, with many variations on the name as the family made their pilgrimage to the United States.
"William (Cheesbrough) Chesebrough, the first settler of English lineage in the town of Stonington, Connecticut, was born in England in the year of our Lord, 1594".
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