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Early Origins of the Shenton family


The surname Shenton was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Shenstone by Robert d'Oilly who held from Earl Roger who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. This large village contained a Mill.

Early History of the Shenton family


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Shenton Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Shenstone, Shenton, Shenston, Shentin, Shensten and others.

Early Notables of the Shenton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shenton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shenton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Shenton, who settled in Barbados in 1678
  • Jane Shenton, who settled in Barbados in 1678
  • Grace Shenton, who settled in Barbados in 1678
  • Samuell Shenton, who settled in Barbados in 1680

Shenton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nathan Shenton, who arrived in Philadelphia sometime between 1709 and 1710
  • Nathan Shenton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1709-1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hannah Shenton, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hannah Shenton, who settled in Philadelphia in 1710

Shenton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Shenton, who settled in Philadelphia in 1861

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)

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