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Multiple Origins for the Surname Shedd


English


The surname Shedd 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."

Shedd Early Origins



The surname Shedd 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 Shedd family dates back to this ancient period.

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Shedd Spelling Variations


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Shedd Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shedd, Shed, Shede, Shead, Sched and others.

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Shedd Early History


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Shedd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shedd research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1327, 1524, 1642 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Shedd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shedd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shedd Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shedd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shedd In Ireland


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Shedd In Ireland



Some of the Shedd 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shedd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shedd (post 1700)



  • Tim Shedd, American Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Tracy Shedd, American popular singer and songwriter from Florida
  • William Greenough Thayer Shedd (1820-1894), American Presbyterian theologian
  • John Graves Shedd (1850-1926), American businessman, the 2nd President and Chairman of the Board of Marshall Field & Company
  • Major-General William Edgar Shedd (1885-1953), American Commanding General 9th Service Command (1944-1946) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) William Shedd. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Shedd/William_Edgar/USA.html
  • Dennis W Shedd (b. 1953), American federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Marjory Shedd (1926-2008), Canadian badminton player who won a total of 23 Canadian National Championships from the early 1950s to the early 1970s, inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1970

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) William Shedd. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Shedd/William_Edgar/USA.html

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Shedd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shedd 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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