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The Shackelton 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."

Shackelton Early Origins



The surname Shackelton 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.

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Shackelton Spelling Variations


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Shackelton Spelling Variations



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

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Shackelton Early History


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Shackelton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shackelton research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1280, 1302, 1601, and 1602 are included under the topic Early Shackelton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shackelton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shackelton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Shackelton In Ireland


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Shackelton In Ireland



Some of the Shackelton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 or some of its variants were: Margaret Shackleton, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1751; Edward Shackleton, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Maryland in 1758; Thomas G. Shackleton, on record as a British Alien in America in 1810.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shackelton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shackelton (post 1700)



  • William Shackelton, American cameraman, known for his work in Cherry Crush (2007), The Hammer (2010) and The Aggression Scale (2012)
  • Richard Shackelton, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1830-31
  • John H. Shackelton, American politician, Mayor of Saginaw, Michigan, 1887-88
  • James M. Shackelton, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1904; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1906
  • George J. Shackelton, American politician, Village President of Clam Lake, Michigan, 1874, 1875

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    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Shackelton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shackelton 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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