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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 America. 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 setted in 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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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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 28 April 2017 at 23:23.

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