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The Shacklett 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."

Shacklett Early Origins



The surname Shacklett 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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Shacklett Spelling Variations


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Shacklett Spelling Variations



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

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Shacklett Early History


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Shacklett Early History



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

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Shacklett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shacklett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Shacklett In Ireland


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Shacklett In Ireland



Some of the Shacklett 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Shacklett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shacklett (post 1700)



  • Turner W. Shacklett, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Erie, Pennsylvania, 1918 (acting, 1918); Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Shacklett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shacklett 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 18 November 2015 at 10:01.

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