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The Shackles 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."

Shackles Early Origins



The surname Shackles 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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Shackles Early History


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Shackles Early History



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

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Shackles Spelling Variations


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Shackles Spelling Variations



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

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Shackles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shackles Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Shackles In Ireland


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Shackles In Ireland



Some of the Shackles 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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