Early Origins of the Shapcott family
The surname Shapcott was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Shapcott family
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Shapcott Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shapcott, Shapcot, Shappcott, Shappcot, Shepcot, Shepcott, Sheppcott, Sheppcot, Shapcote, Shappcote and many more.
Early Notables of the Shapcott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shapcott family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Shapcott (post 1700)
- Jo Shapcott FRSL (b. 1953), English poet, editor and lecturer, awarded the National Poetry Competition, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Costa Book of the Year Award, a Forward Poetry Prize and the Cholmondeley Award
- Thomas Shapcott AO (b. 1935), Australian poet, novelist, playwright, editor, librettist, short story writer and teacher
- Robert C Shapcott, New Zealand veterinarian; he became one of the pioneering poultry veterinarians in Australia
- Michael Shapcott, Canadian social activist and academic