Shackel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Shackel surname was a habitational name created from the place named Shackleton in the parish of Halifax, West Yorkshire. The place name is thought to derive from the Old English word "scacol," which describes a "tongue of land" and "tun," meaning "enclosure," or "settlement."

Early Origins of the Shackel family

The surname Shackel was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Shackel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shackel research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1302, 1280, 1601, 1602, 1697, 1771, 1862, 1728 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Shackel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shackel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shackleton, Shackle, Sheckleton and others.

Early Notables of the Shackel family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Abraham Shackleton (1697-1771), English schoolmaster, the youngest of six children, was born at Shackleton House, near Bingley in the West Riding of Yorkshire. His parents were Quakers. He moved to Ireland, and became a tutor to the children of...
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shackel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Shackel family to Ireland

Some of the Shackel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Shackel migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Shackel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Grimes Shackel, aged 22, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega" [1]


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml


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