Early Origins of the Shacklay family
The surname Shacklay was first found in Lancashire
at Shakerley, which is now a suburb of Tyldesley in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester. Shakerley is derived from the Old English words "sceacere" + "leah" and literally meant "robbers woodland glade or clearing." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The earliest record of the place name was Shakerlee in 1210. Adam de Shakerley was the first of the name living in the area about 1200.
Early History of the Shacklay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shacklay research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1650, 1631, 1651 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Shacklay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Shacklay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shakerley, Shackerly, Shackerley, Shack and many more.
Early Notables of the Shacklay family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Jeremy Shakerley ( fl.
1650), English astronomer and mathematician, was author of 'The Anatomy of Urania Practica,' or a short Mathematical Discourse. "Shakerley's chief claim to distinction is as the second observer of the transit of Mercury. The first transit was observed in 1631... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shacklay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Shacklay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Shakley, who settled in Virginia in 1650; Adam and Jacob Shack, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751; as well as Henry Shocklier, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1739..
The Shacklay Motto
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: Antiquum Obtinens
Motto Translation: Possessing our ancient honour.
Shacklay Family Crest Products
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)