Shadbolt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shadbolt family

The surname Shadbolt was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Shadbolt family

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Shadbolt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shotbolt, Shodbolte, Shadbolt, Shadbolte, Shadbole, Chadbolt, Chadbolte, Chatbolt, Shatbolt, Shutbolt, Shadbold, Shodbold, Chadbold and many more.

Early Notables of the Shadbolt family (pre 1700)

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United States Shadbolt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shadbolt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sydney H. Shadbolt, aged 4, who immigrated to America, in 1894
  • Sydney Shadbolt, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Shadbolt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ada Shadbolt, aged 31, who immigrated to America from London, England, in 1904
  • Oscar Shadbolt, aged 53, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Bessie Shadbolt, aged 52, who immigrated to the United States from Huddersfield, England, in 1908
  • Edgar Shadbolt, aged 18, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Gladys Shadbolt, aged 22, who settled in America from Huddersfield, England, in 1908
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Australia Shadbolt migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Shadbolt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Shadbolt migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Shadbolt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Soloman Shadbolt, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Mr. Peter Shadbolt, (b. 1864), aged 6 months, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [3]
  • Mr. Peter Shadbolt, (b. 1826), aged 38, British farm labourer travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [3]
  • Mrs. Ann Shadbolt, (b. 1828), aged 36, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [3]
  • Mr. Joseph Shadbolt, (b. 1845), aged 19, British groom travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Shadbolt (post 1700) +

  • Loomis James Shadbolt (1883-1963), American politician, Member of the Washington House of Representatives (1941-1953)
  • Israel Shadbolt, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1832 [4]
  • Sir Nigel Richard Shadbolt FREng, CEng, CITP, FBCS, CPsychol (b. 1956), English Principal of Jesus College, Oxford and Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
  • René Mary Shadbolt MBE (1903-1977), New Zealand civilian and military nurse, and hospital matron, one of three nurses from New Zealand in the Spanish Civil War
  • John Shadbolt, Canadian politician, Leader of the Libertarian Party of Ontario in the 1995 provincial election
  • Glenn Shadbolt, British survivor of the Sharm el Sheik terror attack of 23 July 2005
  • George Shadbolt (1817-1901), British writer, editor, student of optics and photographer, an early advocate of photographic enlargement
  • Jack Leonard Shadbolt OC OBC (1909-1998), English-born, Canadian painter; he emigrated with his parents in 1911 and grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, an official War artist in the Canadian Army during World War II
  • Doris Shadbolt OC (1918-2003), née Meisel, a Canadian art curator, writer and research assistant at the National Gallery of Canada
  • Albert "Abbie" Shadbolt, New Zealand rugby league player who played from to for Canterbury and from 1913 to 1921 for the New Zealand National Team
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Maurice H Shadbolt (b. 1922), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [5]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th April 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/england
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-grey
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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