Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Singleton found in the counties of Lancashire and Sussex. The surname Shingletolm is a habitation surname which was originally derived from pre-exiting names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The literal meaning of the surname Shingletolm 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 Shingletolm 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 Shingletolm family
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Shingletolm Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Shingletolm have been found, including Singleton, Singleturn, Shingleton and others.
Early Notables of the Shingletolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shingletolm family to Ireland
Some of the Shingletolm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Shingletolm family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Shingletolm, or a variant listed above: 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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