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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Shoore, Shore, Sure and others.

First found in Derbyshire at Mickleover where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. Mickleover, at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, was held by Burton Abbey.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shore research. Another 268 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shore History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shore Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Ellin Shore settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Mathew Shore settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Ellin Shore, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Mathew Shore, aged 46, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • James Shore, who arrived in Virginia in 1636

Shore Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • William Shore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Edward, George, John, Thomas, and William Shore, all landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1845 and 1856
  • Andrew Shore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • John Shore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875


  • Dinah Shore (1916-1994), American singer and actress, hostess of daytime programs "Dinah's Place", and "Dinah!"
  • Frances Rose Shore (1917-1994), original name of Dinah Shore, the American singer, actress, and television personality
  • Bernard Alexander Shore, FRCM, FTCL, RAM, ARCM, H.M. Inspector of Schools, Retired
  • Dr. Elizabeth Catherine Shore, Senior Principal Medical Officer,Department of Health and Social Security
  • Rt. Hon. Peter David Shore, MP
  • David Shore, Electronics Firm Executive, Detroit


  • Ancestors and Descendants of Frederick Shore: Switzerland, 1570-Surry County, North Carolina, 1750 by Leo Jane Shore.
  • History of the Benjamin Shore Family by Alice Brumfield.

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Perimus licitis
Motto Translation: We perish by what is lawful.


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  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Shore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shore 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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