Shedden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Shedden family
The surname Shedden 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 Shedden family
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Shedden Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Shedden, Sheddan, Sheddans, Sheddens and others.
Early Notables of the Shedden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shedden family to Ireland
Some of the Shedden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Shedden migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Shedden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Shedden, who arrived in Virginia in 1770
- William Ralston Shedden, who arrived in Virginia in 1770 
- William Shedden, who settled in Virginia in 1771
Shedden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Shedden, who landed in New York, NY in 1806 
- John Shedden, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 
- William Shedden, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1856 
- William J Shedden, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 
Contemporary Notables of the name Shedden (post 1700) +
- David Shedden, Scottish rugby union player
- Gordon Shedden (b. 1979), Scottish auto racing driver, Autosport National Driver of the Year (2012)
- Iain Shedden (1957-2017), Scottish-born, Australian musician and journalist
- Roscow George Shedden (1882-1956), English Anglican colonial bishop, Bishop of Nassau (1919-1931)
- Douglas James "Doug" Shedden (b. 1937), former Australian politician, Member for Bankstown NSW (1987–1999)
- Sir Frederick Geoffrey Shedden (1893-1971), Secretary of Australia's Department of Defence from 1937 to 1956
- Douglas Arthur Shedden (b. 1961), Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player
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The Shedden 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.
- ^ 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)