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Shockley Early Origins



The surname Shockley was first found in Lancashire at Shakerley, which is now a suburb of Tyldesley in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester. Shakerley is derived from the Old English words "sceacere" + "leah" and literally meant "robbers woodland glade or clearing." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The earliest record of the place name was Shakerlee in 1210. Adam de Shakerley was the first of the name living in the area about 1200.

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Shockley Spelling Variations


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Shockley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Shakerley, Shackerly, Shackerley, Shack and many more.

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Shockley Early History


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Shockley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shockley research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Shockley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shockley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shockley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shockley 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 were:

Shockley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W. A. Shockley, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892

Shockley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William H. Shockley, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Alice MacLaughlin Shockley, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Ottilie Shockley, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1904
  • A. Amy Shockley, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Wigan, England, in 1907
  • Hugh Shockley, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Shockley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Shockley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shockley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shockley (post 1700)



  • William Shockley (b. 1963), American actor and musician
  • Arnold Shockley, American professional football player
  • Marian Shockley (1911-1981), American film actress
  • John Costen Shockley (b. 1942), former Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Donald Eugene "D. J." Shockley (b. 1983), American football quarterback
  • William Bradford Shockley (1910-1989), American physicist and inventor, co-inventor of the transistor, recipient of the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Private First Class William R Shockley (1918-1945), recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945

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Suggested Readings for the name Shockley


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Suggested Readings for the name Shockley



  • Shockley by Nancy Miller.

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Motto


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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: antiquum obtinens
Motto Translation: Possessing our ancient honour.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Shockley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shockley 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.

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