Origins Available: English, Irish, Italian, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon name Shave comes from the family having resided near a small wood or shaw. Shave is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The surname Shave is believed to be derived from the Old English word sceaga, which means dweller by the wood.
Early Origins of the Shave family
Early History of the Shave family
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Shave Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Shaw, Shawe, Shave, Sheaves, Shaves, Shay, Shayes and many more.
Early Notables of the Shave family (pre 1700)
England (MP) for Oxford in 1388; Sir John Shaw, 1st Baronet (c 1615-1680), an English merchant and politician, Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis (1661-1679); Sir...
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Migration of the Shave family to Ireland
Some of the Shave family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Shave family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Shaves to arrive on North American shores:
Shave Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Shave Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Shave Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Shave (post 1700)
The Shave Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vincit qui patitur
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.
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