Cheek is an old family surname from Anglo-Saxon England that predates the Norman invasion. The Cheek family was among the first to immigrate to the US colonies in the early 17th century.
The family crest is a white shield with three red crescents.
Some prominent members of the Cheek family:
- Robert Lawson Cheek, 1st. Lawyer Knoxville Tennessee
- Michael Case Cheek, Rear Admiral, USN (aboard the USS Missouri for the Japanese Surrender in WWII)
- James Richard Cheek, U.S. Ambassador
- Joey Cheek, Olympic Gold Medal speedskater
- Joel Owsley Cheek, Maxwell House Coffee founder
- Sir John Cheke, 16th century tutor to King Edward VI, (and immortalized in a poem by Paradise Lost author, John Milton)
- Brig. General William Cheek Smartt (Rev. War and War of 1812 soldier, and signer of the 1835 Tennessee State Constitution)
- Sonara Smart Dodd, Founder of Father's Day, (daughter of Ellen Victoria Cheek-Smart)
- Catherine Ann Cheek-Ellington, First Lady of Tennessee (during the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King)
- Thomas C. Cheek Sr, Cheek and Scott Drugs of North Florida founder
- Rick Cheek, kickboxer
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