Shackleforth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Shackleforth 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 Shackleforth family

The surname Shackleforth 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 Shackleforth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shackleforth 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 Shackleforth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shackleforth Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Shackleforth 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 Shackleforth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Shackleforth family to Ireland

Some of the Shackleforth 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.


United States Shackleforth migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shackleforth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Roger Shackleforth, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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