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Shapleigh Early Origins



The surname Shapleigh was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Shapleigh Spelling Variations


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Shapleigh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shapleigh, Shapley and others.

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Shapleigh Early History


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Shapleigh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shapleigh research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1762, 1414, 1410, 1414, 1427, 1414, 1417, 1419, 1420 and 1427 are included under the topic Early Shapleigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shapleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shapleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include John Shapleigh (died 1414), of Exeter, Devon, an English politician, Member of the Parliament of England for Exeter in...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shapleigh 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shapleigh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Shapleigh settled in Maine in 1630
  • Alexander Shapleigh, who landed in Maine in 1635
  • Nicholas Shapleigh, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1645
  • Philip Shapleigh, who arrived in Maryland in 1667

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shapleigh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shapleigh (post 1700)



  • Bertram Shapleigh (1871-1940), American composer
  • Eliot Shapleigh (b. 1952), American politician, Member of the Texas Senate (1997-2011)
  • Samuel B. Shapleigh, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1890, 1891; Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1894; Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1898
  • Eliot Shapleigh, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State Senate 29th District; Elected 1996; Elected 2000, 2002; Elected 2006
  • A. L. Shapleigh, American Republican politician, Member, Arrangements Committee, Republican National Convention, 1896 ; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1936 (speaker)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. 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).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Shapleigh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shapleigh 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 29 January 2016 at 13:41.

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