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Where did the Scottish Shivley family come from? What is the Scottish Shivley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Shivley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Shivley family history?

In ancient Scotland, Shivley was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived in the old barony in the parish of Tarves, Aberdeenshire. The name Shivley comes from Gaelic seamhas, meaning "a narrow place in a river."

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Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Shivley has been spelled Shivas, Shives, Chivas, Shivis, Shivez, Shivers, Shevas and many more.

First found in Devon, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shivley research. Another 341 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1393, 1477, 1526, and 1648 are included under the topic Early Shivley History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Shivley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Shivley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 68 words(5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them: Samuel Shiva who was on record in Boston Massachusetts in 1651; Richard Shevers, who was in the records of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1694; James and Henry Shivers, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847.

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  • W. Phillips Shivley, American Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota


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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: Virtute non vi
Motto Translation: By virtue not by force.

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The Shivley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shivley 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 19 November 2014 at 22:08.

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