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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Shingleton surname lived in the village of Singleton found in the counties of Lancashire and Sussex. The surname Shingleton is a habitation surname which was originally derived from pre-exiting names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The literal meaning of the surname Shingleton is farm in the burnt clearing from the Old English word sengel. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Shingleton Early Origins



The surname Shingleton was first found in 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" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
and "a parish in Sussex, and a chapelry in Lancashire. The latter was long possessed by a very ancient family. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

The chapelry was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Singletun [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and in 1185 as Sengelton. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The township of Thornley cum Wheatley in Lancashire was once held by the family. "Thomas, Earl of Derby, in the 14th of Henry VII., purchased the manor of Thornley-cum-Wheatley from Charles Singleton." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Shingleton Spelling Variations


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Shingleton Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Shingleton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Shingleton include: Singleton, Singleturn, Shingleton and others.

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Shingleton Early History


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Shingleton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shingleton research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1640, 1618, 1637 and are included under the topic Early Shingleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shingleton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shingleton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shingleton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shingleton In Ireland


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Shingleton In Ireland



Some of the Shingleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Shingleton or a variant listed above:

Shingleton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmond Shingleton, who arrived in Maryland in 1658

Shingleton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Shingleton, aged 64, who settled in America, in 1894

Shingleton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Helena Shingleton, aged 41, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • William Shingleton, aged 19, who landed in America from Hunton M Wells, England, in 1910
  • Sophia Shingleton, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Walton Somerset, England, in 1913
  • Caroline Shingleton, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Wookey, England, in 1913
  • Mary Shingleton, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shingleton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Shingleton, aged 23, a plasterer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shingleton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shingleton (post 1700)



  • William E. Shingleton, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates; Elected 1972, 1974
  • Vickie Shingleton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1984
  • Paul Shingleton, American politician, Mayor of Kenova, West Virginia, 1949-51
  • P. D. Shingleton, American Democrat politician, Adjutant General of West Virginia, 1933-35
  • Wilfred Shingleton (1914-1983), English Academy Award winning art director

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Shingleton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shingleton 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.

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