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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Shad is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at Chaddock, a hamlet in the parish in Lancashire. It is from the place-name that the surname is derived.

Shad Early Origins



The surname Shad was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Shad Spelling Variations


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Shad Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Shad has been spelled many different ways, including Chadock, Chaddock, Chaddoch, Chadoch, Chaddocke and many more.

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Shad Early History


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Shad Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shad research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Shad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shad Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shad Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shad Notables 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Shads to arrive in North America:

Shad Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Shad, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712

Shad Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Shad, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shad (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shad (post 1700)



  • John S. R. Shad (1923-1994), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands, 1987-89

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. 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.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Shad Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shad 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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