Shattuck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Shattuck is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived at Chaddock, a hamlet in the parish in Lancashire. It is from the place-name that the surname is derived.

Early Origins of the Shattuck family

The surname Shattuck was first found in Lancashire at Chaddock, an estate in the township of Tyldesley, in the parish of Leigh. "Chaddock Hall was in possession of a family of that name in the early part of the last century [(18th century)]" [1] Listings of the family in various rolls include: Daniel Chaddocke who was listed in the Preston Guild Rolls in 1682; Ann Chaddock, of West Leigh, 1607 and Peter Chaddock, of Prescot, 1613; both listed in the Wills at Chester. The same rolls also listed John Cheydock, of Cheydock. The Lancashire Inquisitions listed John Chadocke, of Chadocke, Lancashire, 1610. [1] And many years later, Thomas Chadeck was listed in Yorkshire in 1704. [2]

One source claims there may be a relationship with the Chadwick surname as seen by the following entry: John Chadwikke alias Chaddokke who was listed in Nottinghamshire in 1554. [2] Yet another source disagrees: "Not to be confounded with Chadwick, as is done in the Index to the Preston Guild Rolls." [1]

To add to the confusion, Chadwick is a surname frequented to Lancashire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire name. Chadwick is "a hamlet and manor, in the parish and union of Bromsgrove, Upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, Droitwich and E. divisions of the county of Worcester." [3]

Early History of the Shattuck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shattuck research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Shattuck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shattuck Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Shattuck family name include Chadock, Chaddock, Chaddoch, Chadoch, Chaddocke and many more.

Early Notables of the Shattuck family (pre 1700)

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United States Shattuck migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Shattuck surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Shattuck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Shattuck, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630 [4]
  • Samuel Shattuck, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1642 [4]
Shattuck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Albert R. Shattuck, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Elizabeth Shattuck, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Arthur T. Shattuck, aged 14, who landed in America, in 1895
  • B. F. Shattuck, aged 40, who immigrated to America, in 1895
  • Shattuck, aged 41, who landed in America from London, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Shattuck Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Shattuck, aged 56, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Edwin C. Shattuck, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Edwin P. Shattuck, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Edwin W. Shattuck, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Arthur E. Shattuck, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Shattuck (post 1700) +

  • Kimberly Dianne "Kim" Shattuck (1963-2019), American singer, musician, and songwriter
  • Samuel Walker Shattuck (1841-1913), American academic from Massachusetts who taught at Illinois Industrial University for 44 years (1868-1912)
  • Roy Lloyd Shattuck (1871-1915), American politician, Republican candidate for Indiana's 5th congressional district in 1914
  • Paul T. Shattuck, American autism researcher at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University
  • Lydia White Shattuck (1822-1889), American botanist, naturalist, chemist, and professor at Mount Holyoke College
  • Lemuel Shattuck (1793-1859), American politician, historian, bookseller and publisher, active in Boston, born in Ashby, Massachusetts
  • Francis Kittredge Shattuck (1824-1898), American politician, 5th Mayor of the city of Oakland in 1859
  • Mayo A. Shattuck III (b. 1954), American businessman, co-chair of the Johns Hopkins University Capital Campaign and vice chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Shari Shattuck (b. 1960), American actress and author from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Roger Whitney Shattuck (1923-2005), American writer, known for his books on French literature, art, and music
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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