× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


Early Origins of the Shakelay family


The surname Shakelay was first found in Lancashire at Shakerley, which is now a suburb of Tyldesley in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester. Shakerley is derived from the Old English words "sceacere" + "leah" and literally meant "robbers woodland glade or clearing." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The earliest record of the place name was Shakerlee in 1210. Adam de Shakerley was the first of the name living in the area about 1200.

Close

Early History of the Shakelay family

Expand

Early History of the Shakelay family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shakelay research.
Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Shakelay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Shakelay Spelling Variations

Expand

Shakelay Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Shakerley, Shackerly, Shackerley, Shack and many more.

Close

Early Notables of the Shakelay family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the Shakelay family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Shakelay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Shakelay family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the Shakelay family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Shakley, who settled in Virginia in 1650; Adam and Jacob Shack, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751; as well as Henry Shocklier, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1739..

Close

The Shakelay Motto

Expand

The Shakelay 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: antiquum obtinens
Motto Translation: Possessing our ancient honour.


Close

Shakelay Family Crest Products

Expand

Shakelay Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also



Close

Citations

Expand

Citations


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

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest