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."
Early Origins of the Shacklett family
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.
Early History of the Shacklett family
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Shacklett Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Shacklett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shacklett family to Ireland
Some of the Shacklett family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Shacklett family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html