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Multiple Origins for the Surname Shew



The surname Shew was both an Irish and Scotch name. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name "Sithech," meaning "wolf."

Shew Early Origins



The surname Shew was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat on the lands of Muthill with manor and estates in that shire. The first mention of the Clan was their recorded presence at the General Council by King Malcolm Canmore at Forfar in 1061. However, this name has come to be known as Irish where it is a common name, especially in north-east Ulster.

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Shew Spelling Variations


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Shew Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shaw, Shawe, Shave, Sheaves, Shaves, Shay, Shayes and many more.

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Shew Early History


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Shew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shew research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1689, 1799, 1825, 1843, 1876, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Shew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shew Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shew 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:

Shew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Shew, who arrived in Maryland in 1651-1652

Shew Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Shew, aged 27, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Shew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Shew, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Shew Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Shew U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shew (post 1700)



  • William Shew (1820-1903), early American portrait photographer who used the Daguerrotype process
  • Robert "Bobby" Shew (b. 1941), American jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player
  • Nancy E. Shew, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000
  • John Shew, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Dublin, 1874
  • Jacob Shew, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1817-18

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Te Ipsum nosce
Motto Translation: know thyself.


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Shew Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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The Shew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shew 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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