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The Sheldrick surname derives from the Middle English word "scheldrake," a type of brightly colored duck, from the East Anglian dialect term "scheld," meaning "variegated," and "drake," a "male duck." It has been suggested that the surname evolved from a nickname for a vain or showy person.

Sheldrick Early Origins



The surname Sheldrick was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that county.

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Sheldrick Spelling Variations


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Sheldrick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sheldrick have been found, including Shelldrake, Sheldrake, Shelldrick, Shelldrick, Sheldrick, Shelldrack, Sheldrack, Shelldreck and many more.

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Sheldrick Early History


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Sheldrick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheldrick research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1275, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Sheldrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheldrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheldrick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sheldrick Notables 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Sheldrick, or a variant listed above:

Sheldrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Sheldrick, who settled in Virginia in 1732
  • Elizabeth Sheldrick, a bonded passenger, who setted in America in 1732

Sheldrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Sheldrick, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheldrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheldrick (post 1700)



  • William J. Sheldrick, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 13th District, 1931-40; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Susanna Sheldrick, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dennis A. Sheldrick, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE (b. 1934), Kenyan author and conservationist
  • Major David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE (1919-1977), Kenyan farmer and park warden

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Sheldrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheldrick 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.

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