Early Origins of the Sheats family
The surname Sheats was first found in Wiltshire
at Chute, a civil parish that includes the village of Upper Chute and the smaller settlements of Lower Chute, Chute Standen, Chute Cadley and Chute Forest. Alternatively the name could have originated from Shute, a parish, in the union of Axminster, hundred
of Colyton in Devon
. This place name dates back to c. 1200 when it was listed as Schieta and literally meant "the corner or angle of land." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The Old Shute House located nearby is now an impressive edifice that dates back to a simple building built in 1380. It is currently held by the National Trust.
Early History of the Sheats family
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Sheats Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Sheats family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Philip Chute or Chowte (c.
1506-1567), of Horne Place, Appledore, Kent
, an English politician, Member of Parliament for Winchelsea 1542 and 1545; Sir Robert Chute, Justice of the Queen's Bench, 1584; Anthony Chute ( fl.
1590s; died 1595), an Elizabethan poet and pamphleteer; John Shute (d... Another 101 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sheats Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sheats family to Ireland
Some of the Sheats family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 75 words (5 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 Sheats family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lionel Shute from Ipswich, England
, who arrived in America in 1639; he was a school master, and could trace his genealogy back to 1266; James and Hanna Shute came to Virginia in 1642.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sheats (post 1700)
- Charles Christopher Sheats (1839-1904), American attorney and politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama
- Robert Carlton Sheats (1915-1995), American Master Diver in the United States Navy, known for his work on SEALAB, awarded the Legion of Merit, Prisoner of War Medal
The Sheats 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: Fortune de guerre
Motto Translation: The fortune of war.