Shade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shade family

The surname Shade was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Shade family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shade research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1385, 1563, 1621, 1845, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Shade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shade Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schade, Schadde, Schaddes, Schades, Schaade, Schade, Shade, Schaadde, Schaades, Schadese and many more.

Early Notables of the Shade family (pre 1700)

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United States Shade migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shade Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Shade, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]
Shade Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Adam Shade, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Christian Shade, who settled in Philadelphia in 1763
Shade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Casper Shade, who settled in America in 1844
  • Mrs. C Shade, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • C W Shade, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]
Shade Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Christ Shade, who settled in Illinois in 1900

New Zealand Shade 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:

Shade Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Shade, (b. 1841), aged 21, British farm labourer travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [2]
  • Mrs. Sarah Shade, (b. 1842), aged 20, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Shade (post 1700) +

  • Samuel Richard Shade (b. 1973), former American NFL football safety
  • Hastings Shade (1941-2010), former deputy chief of the Cherokee Nation
  • Will Shade (1898-1966), African-American Memphis blues musician, member of the Memphis Jug Band
  • Rita Shade, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2008 [3]
  • Michael Shade, American politician, Mayor of Delaware, Ohio, 1984-85, 1990-93 [3]
  • J. Norman Shade, American politician, Mayor of Pekin, Illinois, 1942-45, 1954 [3]
  • George W. Shade, American politician, Burgess of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, 1937 [3]
  • D. O. Shade, American Democrat politician, Chair of Greene County Democratic Party, 1950 [3]
  • Ronald David Bell Mitchell "Ronnie" Shade MBE (1938-1986), Scottish professional golfer
  • Absalom Shade (1793-1862), American-born, Canadian businessman and political figure in Upper Canada


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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