Anglo-Saxon name Shingleston comes from when the family resided in the village of Singleton found in the counties of Lancashire and Sussex. The surname Shingleston is a habitation surname which was originally derived from pre-exiting names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The literal meaning of the surname Shingleston is farm in the burnt clearing from the Old English word sengel. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Shingleston family
Lancashire at Singleton-in-the-Fylde (Singleton), a chapelry, in the parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness or in Sussex at Singleton, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Westbourn and Singleton.
The Lancashire chapelry seems to point to the family's origin as in "Singleton (Lancashire) is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, and was once the property of a family of the local name" CITATION[CLOSE]
The chapelry was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Singletun CITATION[CLOSE]
Warton in Lancashire was also an early home of the family. "In the 7th of Henry VIII. the manor of Warton was held by Richard Singleton, of Broughton Tower." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Shingleston family
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Shingleston Spelling Variations
spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Shingleston include Singleton, Singleturn, Shingleton and others.
Early Notables of the Shingleston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shingleston family to Ireland
Some of the Shingleston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Shingleston family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Joe Singleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; John Singleton and Henry Singleton, who both came to Virginia in 1651; Grace Singleton, who settled in Virginia in 1653.
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