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Early Origins of the Shilson family


The surname Shilson was first found in Devon 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 Shilston, held by Richard and Osbern from the Count of Mortain, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Early History of the Shilson family

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Early History of the Shilson family


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Shilson Spelling Variations

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Shilson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Shilston, Shilson, Shillingston, Shillson, Sheilson, Shillston, Chilson, Chilston, Chillson and many more.

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Early Notables of the Shilson family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Shilson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shilson family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Shilson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shilson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Shilson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shilson (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shilson (post 1700)


  • William T. Shilson, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1966 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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