Origins Available: 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."
Early Origins of the Shedd family
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.
Early History of the Shedd family
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Shedd Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Shedd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shedd family to 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.
Migration of the Shedd 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Shedd (post 1700)
- William Greenough Thayer Shedd (1820-1894), American Presbyterian theologian
- Tim Shedd, American Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Tracy Shedd, American popular singer and songwriter from Florida
- 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) 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