Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Shepler family lived in Shepley is a village in the civil parish of Kirkburton, West Yorkshire. The name Shepler is believed to be of Anglo-Saxon origin and literally means "a meadow where sheep are kept".
Early Origins of the Shepler family
Yorkshire where they were granted the lands of Shepley, originally spelled Scipelie (Scipeleia) in the Domesday Book. Early records show that village was also once named Scheplay. One of the first records of the name was Matthew of Sheplei who was knighted in 1217. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 have at least three listings of the early Scheplay spelling including: Katerine Scheplay; Joanna de Scheplay; and Adam de Scheplay. Shipley is a village in the south-east of Derbyshire which also dates back to the Domesday Book where Shipley Hall is mentioned by name.
Early History of the Shepler family
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Shepler Spelling Variations
spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Shepley, Shipley, Shiplie, Skiplie, Schipley and others.
Early Notables of the Shepler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shepler family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Shepler or a variant listed above were:
Shepler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Shepler (post 1700)
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