Shergold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shergold family

The surname Shergold 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 year 1377 when William Shergot held estates in that county.

Early History of the Shergold family

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Shergold Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shergold, Sharegold, Shargold, Sharcold, Shercold and others.

Early Notables of the Shergold family (pre 1700)

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Canada Shergold migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shergold Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Frank Shergold, who arrived in Canada in 1910

Australia Shergold migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Shergold Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Shergold, (b. 1807), aged 24, British Convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life for machine breaking, transported aboard the "Eleanor" on 26th June 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • Mr. George Shergold28, British Convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life for rioting and machine breaking, transported aboard the "Eleanor" on 26th June 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • Mr. Henry Shergold, (b. 1799), aged 32, English farmers man who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life for machine breaking, transported aboard the "Eleanor" on 26th June 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1873 [1]
  • Mr. John Shergold22, British Convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life for machine breaking, transported aboard the "Eleanor" on 26th June 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]

New Zealand Shergold migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Shergold Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Priscilla Shergold, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenlora" in 1873
  • Maria Shergold, aged 43, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenlora" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Shergold (post 1700) +

  • Wilfred Frederick "Wilf" Shergold (b. 1943), English former professional footballer who played as a left half
  • Craig Shergold (1979-2020), British former cancer patient who received an estimated 350 million greeting cards
  • William Richard "Billy" Shergold (1923-1968), Welsh professional footballer, born in Slade Street, Newport
  • Adrian Shergold, British film and television director
  • Peter Roger Shergold AC FRSN (b. 1946), Australian academic, company director, and former public servant, Chancellor of Western Sydney University (2011-)


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eleanor


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