Early Origins of the Shaddon family
The surname Shaddon was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, some say before the 12th century.
Early History of the Shaddon family
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Shaddon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shedden, Sheddan, Sheddans, Sheddens and others.
Early Notables of the Shaddon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shaddon family to Ireland
Some of the Shaddon family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Shaddon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Sheddon, who came to North America in 1747; James Sheddan, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1758; Robert Sheddan, who came to Portsmouth, VA in 1759.
Contemporary Notables of the name Shaddon (post 1700)
The Shaddon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fidem Meam Observabo
Motto Translation: I will keep my faith.