Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found near a small wood or shaw. Shive is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The surname Shive is believed to be derived from the Old English word sceaga, which means dweller by the wood.
Early Origins of the Shive family
Early History of the Shive family
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Shive Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Shive include Shaw, Shawe, Shave, Sheaves, Shaves, Shay, Shayes and many more.
Early Notables of the Shive family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Shawe (died 1407), of Oxford, English politician, Member of the Parliament of England (MP) for Oxford in 1388; Sir John Shaw, 1st Baronet (c 1615-1680), an English merchant and politician, Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis (1661-1679); Sir...
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Migration of the Shive family to Ireland
Some of the Shive family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Shive family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Shive or a variant listed above:
Shive Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Shive Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Shive (post 1700)
The Shive Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vincit qui patitur
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.
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