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Shaves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Italian


The name Shaves is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near a small wood or shaw. Shaves 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 Shaves is believed to be derived from the Old English word sceaga, which means dweller by the wood.

Early Origins of the Shaves family


The surname Shaves was first found in Berkshire, where they were established in the 12th century.

Early History of the Shaves family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shaves research.
Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1307, 1281, 1407, 1388, 1615, 1680, 1661, 1679, 1617, 1690, 1659, 1660, 1679, 1635, 1696, 1780, 1815 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Shaves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shaves Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Shaves has been spelled many different ways, including Shaw, Shawe, Shave, Sheaves, Shaves, Shay, Shayes and many more.

Early Notables of the Shaves family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include John Shawe (died 1407), of Oxford, English politician, Member of the Parliament of 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 Shaves family to Ireland


Some of the Shaves family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Shaves family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Shavess to arrive in North America:

Shaves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Shaves, who settled in New York in 1824
  • William Shaves, who settled in New York in 1824

The Shaves 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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