Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Shed family
The surname Shed was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, some say before the 12th century.
Early History of the Shed family
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Shed Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shedden, Sheddan, Sheddans, Sheddens and others.
Early Notables of the Shed family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shed family to Ireland
Some of the Shed family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 245 words (18 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 Shed family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Shed Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Daniel Shed, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1647 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Shed (post 1700)
- Nevil Shed (b. 1966), American basketball player, member of the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament National Champions
The Shed 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: Fidem Meam Observabo
Motto Translation: I will keep my faith.