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Where did the English Shufflebottom family come from? What is the English Shufflebottom family crest and coat of arms? When did the Shufflebottom family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Shufflebottom family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Shufflebotham, Shufflebottom, Shufflebotam, Shovelbottom, Shoebotham, Shovellbottom, Shovell, Shubotham, Shubottom and many more.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat. This ancient name had a variety of spellings from Shovellbottom to Shoebottom. That it is a Lancashire name cannot be questioned. All historians agree that the 'bottom' appendage merely indicates that the original holder held the 'bottom land' or the choice land of the valley. The location is in south east Lancashire or possibly eastern Cheshire but the name has appeared anciently in Walton, Middleton, Cheetham, Tottington, Bury Skelmersdale, and many other places. Cheshire has the most modern representatives of the name. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year Richard de Schypperwallebottom held estates in 1285. Holders of the name, all in Lancashire, subsequently spelt it Shepobotham (1579,) Shippobotham (1582,) Geroge Shupplebottom 1621, Charles Shifabotham 1626 and Richard Shufflebotham in 1674. They originated in Shipperbottom in Lancashire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shufflebottom research. Another 247 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Shufflebottom History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Shufflebottom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shufflebottom Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Eliza Shufflebottom, who settled in Virginia in 1737
  • Elizabeth Shufflebottom, who arrived in Virginia in 1738

Shufflebottom Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Wm. Shufflebottom, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1800
  • Ro. Shufflebottom, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1801
  • William Shufflebottom, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1803
  • Thos Shufflebottom, who came to North America in 1817
  • Thomas Shufflebottom, who arrived in Portland, ME in 1858

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  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Shufflebottom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shufflebottom Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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