Shallis is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Shallis family lived in Hertfordshire
. The family was originally from Eschailles, in Pas de Calais, Normandy
, and it is from this location that their surname is derived.
Early Origins of the Shallis family
The surname Shallis was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Shallis family
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Shallis Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Shallis include Challis, Challes, Challers, Challice, Challies, Challiss, Chalis, Chales, Chalers, Chalice, Chalies and many more.
Early Notables of the Shallis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shallis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Shallis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Shallis, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHATHAM 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/chatham1852.shtml.
Shallis Family Crest Products
- ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHATHAM 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/chatham1852.shtml.