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Shave History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish , Italian , Scottish


The surname Shave was both an Irish and Scotch name. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name "Sithech," meaning "wolf."


Early Origins of the Shave family


The surname Shave was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat on the lands of Muthill with manor and estates in that shire. The first mention of the Clan was their recorded presence at the General Council by King Malcolm Canmore at Forfar in 1061. However, this name has come to be known as Irish where it is a common name, especially in north-east Ulster.

Early History of the Shave family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shave research.
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1689, 1799, 1825, 1843, 1876, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Shave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shave Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Shaw, Shawe, Shave, Sheaves, Shaves, Shay, Shayes and many more.

Early Notables of the Shave family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shave family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shave Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Shave, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1637

Shave Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentine Shave, who settled in Philadelphia in 1739

Shave Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Shave, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Shave (post 1700)


  • Jonathan Taylor Shave (1967-1993), American Major League infielder who played from 1993 to 1999
  • Lionel Kenneth Osborn Shave OBE (1916-2009), Australian soldier, businessman, benefactor and patron of the arts
  • Justin George Shave (b. 1973), better known as Shave, an Australian music producer and composer

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: Te Ipsum nosce
Motto Translation: know thyself.


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