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Shackleton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Shackleton 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 Shackleton family


The surname Shackleton 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 Shackleton family


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Shackleton Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Shackleton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shackleton family to Ireland


Some of the Shackleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Shackleton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shackleton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Shackleton, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1751
  • Edward Shackleton, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Maryland in 1758

Shackleton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas G. Shackleton, on record as a British Alien in America in 1810
  • Thomas G Shackleton, who landed in America in 1810 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Shackleton, who settled in Philadelphia in 1832
  • Joseph Shackleton, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1853

Shackleton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anna Shackleton, a Scottish emigrant on record in Canada in 1850

Shackleton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. M. Shackleton, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1881
  • Mary Shackleton, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1881
  • Catherine Shackleton, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1881

Contemporary Notables of the name Shackleton (post 1700)


  • Scott Shackleton, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 107th District; Elected 1998 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Pauline E. Shackleton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1956, 1960, 1972; Member of Democratic National Committee from District of Columbia, 1963 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John H. Shackleton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for supervisor of Canton Township, Michigan, 1902 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Maxwell Shackleton (1896-1968), American Republican politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Saginaw County 1st District, 1961-62 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Leonard Francis Shackleton (1922-2000), English footballer
  • Robert Millner Shackleton (1909-2001), English Professor of Geology at the University of Leeds (1962-1975) and Fellow of the Royal Society
  • David John Shackleton (b. 1948), Australian (English born), Vice Admiral of the Royal Australian Navy, Chief of Navy (1999-2002)
  • Sir David James Shackleton (1863-1938), English cotton worker and trade unionist who became the third Labour Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom
  • Robert Shackleton, Professor of Geology at the University of Leeds (1962-1975) and Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Edith Shackleton, Journalist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Shackleton family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. W Shackleton, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

Suggested Readings for the name Shackleton


  • The Shackletons by Bernice Close Shackleton.

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See Also



Citations


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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