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Shadforth Early Origins



The surname Shadforth was first found in Durham at Shadforth, a chapelry, in the parish of Pittington, S. division of Easington ward. The village dates back to 1183 when it was listed as Shaldeford from the Old English "scead" + "ford" and literally meant "shallow ford." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Shadforth Spelling Variations


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Shadforth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shadforth, Shadfourth, Shadforthe, Shadford, Shadforde, Shatford and many more.

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Shadforth Early History


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Shadforth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shadforth research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1603 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Shadforth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shadforth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shadforth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shadforth 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shadforth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Whittaker Shadforth who settled in Georgia in 1775
  • Whitaker Shadforth, aged 21, landed in Georgia in 1775

Shadforth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas W. Shadforth, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shadforth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shadforth (post 1700)



  • James Orde Shadforth, architectural designer

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Motto


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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: Fugit irrevocabile tempus
Motto Translation: Time flies beyond recall.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Shadforth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shadforth 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 23 June 2014 at 11:14.

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