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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."

Shackleton Early Origins



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.

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Shackleton Spelling Variations


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Shackleton Spelling Variations



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

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Shackleton Early History


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Shackleton Early History



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

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Shackleton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shackleton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Shackleton In Ireland


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Shackleton In Ireland



Some of the Shackleton 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 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
  • John Shackleton, who came to 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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1881
  • Mary Shackleton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1881
  • Catherine Shackleton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shackleton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shackleton (post 1700)



  • Scott Shackleton, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 107th District; Elected 1998
  • 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
  • John H. Shackleton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for supervisor of Canton Township, Michigan, 1902
  • James Maxwell Shackleton (1896-1968), American Republican politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Saginaw County 1st District, 1961-62
  • 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.)

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Shackleton Historic Events


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Shackleton Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. W Shackleton, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Shackleton


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Suggested Readings for the name Shackleton



  • The Shackletons by Bernice Close Shackleton.

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Shackleton Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Shackleton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shackleton 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 24 July 2016 at 19:59.

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