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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Shoore, Shore, Sure and others.

First found in Derbyshire at Mickleover where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. Mickleover, at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, was held by Burton Abbey.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shore research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1445, 1527, 1662, 1752 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Shore History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Ellin Shore settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Mathew Shore settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Ellin Shore, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Mathew Shore, aged 46, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • James Shore, who arrived in Virginia in 1636


Shore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • William Shore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Edward, George, John, Thomas, and William Shore, all landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1845 and 1856
  • Andrew Shore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • John Shore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875

Shore Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Edwd Shore, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Shore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John Shore, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Charles Shore, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Sarah Shore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849
  • Sarah Shore, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Margaret Shore, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"


Shore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • J. Shore arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1854
  • Hannah Shore arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1854
  • W. Shore arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "St. Leonards" in 1875

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  • Stephen Shore (b. 1947), American photographer, he received an Honorary Fellowship from The Royal Photographic Society
  • Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore (b. 1968), American actor, comedian, director, writer and producer
  • Ernest Grady Shore (1891-1980), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
  • Frances Rose Shore (1917-1994), original name of Dinah Shore, the American singer, actress, and television personality
  • Dinah Shore (1916-1994), American singer and actress, hostess of daytime programs "Dinah's Place", and "Dinah!"
  • Mr. Shore (d. 1941), British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • David Shore (b. 1959), Canadian writer, and former lawyer, best known as the creator of the critically acclaimed series, House
  • Simon Shore (b. 1959), British director, writer, and editor
  • Ryan Shore, Canadian Emmy Award and Grammy Award nominated composer for film, television, records, games, and theater, nephew of Howard Shore
  • Peter David Shore PC (1924-2001), Baron Shore of Stepney, a British Labour politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1983-1987)

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  • Ancestors and Descendants of Frederick Shore: Switzerland, 1570-Surry County, North Carolina, 1750 by Leo Jane Shore.
  • History of the Benjamin Shore Family by Alice Brumfield.
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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: Perimus licitis
Motto Translation: We perish by what is lawful.

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  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Shore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shore 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 1 January 2016 at 12:32.

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