Anglo-Saxon name Shalcross come from when the family resided in the county of Derbyshire. The surname Shalcross is a habitation surname which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. In this case the family was named after the ancient stone cross that stood in the High Peak forest in the parish of Shackelcross.
Early Origins of the Shalcross family
Derbyshire at Shallcross, a small village in northwestern portion of the shire. Some claim the name Shallcross comes from an ancient stone cross, known as the Shall Cross which dated back to 832 when St. Paulinus visited the area.
Early History of the Shalcross family
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Shalcross Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Shalcross has been recorded under many different variations, including Shallcross, Shalcross, Shawcross, Shallcrosse and others.
Early Notables of the Shalcross family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shalcross family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Shalcross or a variant listed above:
Shalcross Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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