Shone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Shone surname is derived from the Upper German word "schöne," which means "beautiful."

Early Origins of the Shone family

The surname Shone was first found in Prussia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging society. They became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, always elevating their social status and influence by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Shone family

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Shone Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Shone include Schoen, Schoene, Schon, Schone, Schoenemann, Shoneman, Schoeneman and many more.

Early Notables of the Shone family (pre 1700)

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United States Shone migration to the United States +

Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Shone were

Shone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ames Shone, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651 [1]
  • James Shone, who arrived in America in 1652 [1]
  • Mary Shone, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]
  • Teage Shone, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [1]
  • Teague Shone, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]

Australia Shone migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Shone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Shone, a shoemaker, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mr. Robert Shone, (b. 1797), aged 33, English ploughman who was convicted in Shropshire, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Clyde" on 20th August 1830, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1831 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 19th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clyde


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