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The present generation of the Shallcross family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Derbyshire. The surname Shallcross 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.

Shallcross Early Origins



The surname Shallcross was first found in 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.

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Shallcross Spelling Variations


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Shallcross Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Shallcross include Shallcross, Shalcross, Shawcross, Shallcrosse and others.

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Shallcross Early History


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Shallcross Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shallcross research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 168 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Shallcross History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shallcross Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shallcross Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shallcross 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Shallcross were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Shallcross Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lillian Shallcross, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Eliza Shallcross, aged 29, who landed in America from Chesterfield, in 1899
  • Elizabeth P. H. Shallcross, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Chesterfield, in 1899

Shallcross Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walk Shallcross, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Bolton, in 1900
  • May Florence Shallcross, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States, in 1902
  • Sybilla Shallcross, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Thomas Shallcross, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1902
  • Veronica Shallcross, aged 5, who settled in America, in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shallcross (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shallcross (post 1700)



  • Robert Shallcross, American advertising copywriter and film maker
  • Arthur Shallcross (1876-1950), English association football manager
  • David Shallcross Ph.D., Australian academic, Associate Professor and Department Head of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Melbourne, Frank Morton Medal recipient (2006)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    The Shallcross Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shallcross 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 11:18.

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