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Shirtliff Early Origins



The surname Shirtliff was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when John de Shirclyf held estates in that shire near Sheffield.

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Shirtliff Spelling Variations


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Shirtliff Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shiercliffe, Shirtcliffe, Shirclyffe, Shercliffe, Shirtcliffe, Shirtliff, Shirtliffe, Shetliffe, Shortliffe, Shortlife, Shirtcliff, Shercliff, Surecliffe, Sureliff, Surelife, Shirecliff and many more.

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Shirtliff Early History


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Shirtliff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shirtliff research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1510 is included under the topic Early Shirtliff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shirtliff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shirtliff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shirtliff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Shercliffe, who came to Plymouth, MA sometime between 1620 and 1650; John Shirtcliffe, who arrived in Maryland in 1646; John Shirtliffe, who came to Maryland in 1646.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shirtliff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shirtliff (post 1700)



  • M. Karl Shirtliff, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Idaho, 1977-81
  • Paul Robert Shirtliff (1962-2009), English footballer
  • Peter Andrew Shirtliff (b. 1961), English football coach and former player
  • F.R. "Dick" Shirtliff, co-founder of Davis & Shirtliff, one of East Africa’s largest suppliers of water related goods

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Shirtliff Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Shirtliff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shirtliff 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 11:42.

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