The surname Sheday is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It is derived from the Old English word "scydd," meaning "hovel, shed," and thus refers to a "dweller at the hovel."
Early Origins of the Sheday family
The surname Sheday was first found in Yorkshire
where bearers of the name have lived since early times. During the years after the Conquest, England
was dominated by the Normans
, and the presence of Anglo-Saxon
surnames was dwarfed by the sudden influx of French. Many of these surnames survived, however, and the written history of the Sheday family dates back to this ancient period.
Early History of the Sheday family
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Sheday Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Sheday family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sheday family to Ireland
Some of the Sheday family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 107 words (8 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 Sheday family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Shed, who settled in Massachusetts in 1643; James Shed, who immigrated to Virginia in 1740; Thomas Shed, who took an oath of allegiance in Pennsylvania in 1777.