The Shackleford surname was a habitational name created from the place named Shackleton in the parish of Halifax, West
. 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."
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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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 Shackleford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.