Shintin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Shintin family
The surname Shintin was first found in Staffordshire 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,  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 Shenstone by Robert d'Oilly who held from Earl Roger who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. This large village contained a Mill.
Early History of the Shintin family
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Shintin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Shenstone, Shenton, Shenston, Shentin, Shensten and others.
Early Notables of the Shintin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shintin family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Shenston, who settled in Maryland in 1660; Samuel Shenton, who came to Barbados in 1678; Jane Shenton, who came to Barbados in 1678; Grace Shenton, who settled in Barbados in 1678.
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)