Shively History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
Shively is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Shively family lived in Derbyshire, at Shipley, from where they derived their name.
Alternatively, the name could have originated "from Shipley (pasture for sheep), the name of several places in England. " 
Early Origins of the Shively family
The surname Shively was first found in Derbyshire where they were granted the lands of Shipley, originally spelled Scipelie, by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Today Shipley is a township, in the parish of Heanor, union of Basford, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch. Shipley is also a township, in the parish of Eglingham, union of Alnwick, N. division of Coquetdale ward and of Northumberland and a parish, in the union of Horsham, hundred of West Grinstead, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex. 
"The ancient castle of Knap, here, which appears to have been founded in an early period of the Norman era, was visited by King John in 1206 and 1215, and was garrisoned during the Parliamentary War." 
One branch of the family may have originated in Shipley, a parish in West Riding of Yorkshire, three miles from Bradford or at Shepley, a township in the parish of Kirk Burton, West Riding of Yorkshire.
Interestingly, the Yorkshire Shipley occurs as Scipeleia in Domesday Book of 1086. 
"Both places seem to have been originally spelt Scheplay, so both Shepley and Shipley as surnames are now inextricably mixed." 
And it is Yorkshire where we find the first records of the family. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Katerine de Scheplay; Joanna de Scheplay; and Adam de Scheplay as all holding lands there at that time. 
Early History of the Shively family
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Shively Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Shipley, Shiplie, Skiplie, Schipley and others.
Early Notables of the Shively family (pre 1700)
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Shively migration to the United States +
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Shively or a variant listed above:
Shively Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Martin Shively, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839 
- Henry Shively, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1896
Shively Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Henry L. Shively, aged 46, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
- Mrs. Henry L. Shively, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1905
- Mary Shively, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1910
- Mary W. Shively, aged 43, who immigrated to America, in 1912
- Carl Shively, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1917
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Contemporary Notables of the name Shively (post 1700) +
- W. Phillips Shively, American Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota
- Bernie A. Shively (1902-1967), American athletic director at the University of Kentucky from 1938 until his death, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
- Douglas Armstead "Doug" Shively (b. 1937), American former football player and coach, son of Bernie Shively
- Tom Shively (b. 1946), Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives
- Matthew James "Matt" Shively (b. 1990), American actor
- Donald Howard Shively (1921-2005), Japanese-born, American scholar of Japanese literature and culture
- Donald Shively (1921-2005), American academic, historian and author
- Benjamin F. Shively (1857-1916), American politician, Representative and Senator from Indiana
- I. Glenn Shively, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972 
- Harry Shively, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 6th District, 1934 
- ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Historic Events for the Shively family +
- Mr. Benjamin Franklin Shively, American Fireman First Class from Michigan, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 
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Suggested Readings for the name Shively +
- 3931 "Across the Blue Ridge" by Billie Redding Lewis.
- ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html