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Shenton Early Origins



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.

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Shenton Spelling Variations


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Shenton Spelling Variations



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

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Shenton Early History


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Shenton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shenton research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1275 are included under the topic Early Shenton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shenton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shenton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shenton 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shenton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Shenton, who came to Barbados in 1678
  • Jane Shenton, who came to Barbados in 1678
  • Grace Shenton, who settled in Barbados in 1678
  • Samuell Shenton, who came to 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
  • Hannah Shenton, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Hannah Shenton, who settled in Philadelphia in 1710

Shenton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Shenton, who came to Philadelphia in 1861

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. 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.
  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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Shenton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shenton 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 6 June 2014 at 11:30.

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