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The name Sheaves is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived near a small wood or shaw. Sheaves 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 Sheaves is believed to be derived from the Old English word sceaga, which means dweller by the wood.

Sheaves Early Origins



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

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Sheaves Spelling Variations


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Sheaves Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Sheaves are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Sheaves include: Shaw, Shawe, Shave, Sheaves, Shaves, Shay, Shayes and many more.

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Sheaves Early History


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Sheaves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheaves 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 Sheaves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheaves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheaves Early Notables (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...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sheaves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheaves In Ireland


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Sheaves In Ireland



Some of the Sheaves 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Sheaves or a variant listed above:

Sheaves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Sheaves, who came to New York, NY in 1820

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheaves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheaves (post 1700)



  • Evan Sheaves, American actor, best known for his starring role in an episode of the hit American TV series, Farscape

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Sheaves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheaves Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 April 2014 at 08:54.

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