Shoebotham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Shoebotham family

The surname Shoebotham was 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.

Important Dates for the Shoebotham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shoebotham research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Shoebotham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shoebotham Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Shoebotham family (pre 1700)

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Shoebotham migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shoebotham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Shoebotham, who settled in America in 1750

Shoebotham migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shoebotham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mary Shoebotham, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Thomas B. Shoebotham, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Thomas C. Shoebotham, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • William Shoebotham, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • John R. Shoebotham, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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