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Shack Early Origins



The surname Shack 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." [1]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.

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Shack Spelling Variations


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Shack Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shakerley, Shackerly, Shackerley, Shack and many more.

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Shack Early History


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Shack Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shack research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Shack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shack Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shack Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shack Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam and Jacob Shack, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Adam Shack, aged 36, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Shack Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C. Shack arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shack (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shack (post 1700)



  • William E. Shack Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988

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Motto


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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.


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Shack Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Shack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shack 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.

This page was last modified on 18 November 2015 at 10:01.

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