Shores History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shores family

The surname Shores was 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.

Early History of the Shores family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shores research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1445, 1527, 1662, 1752 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Shores History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Shores Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Shores family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Elizabeth "Jane" Shore (c.1445-c.1527), one of the many mistresses of King Edward IV of England, described as "the merriest, the wiliest, and the holiest harlots." She was a...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shores Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Shores migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shores Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Shores, aged 65, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Shores Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ada J. Shores, aged 47, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Robert J. Shores, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Kate Shores, aged 40, who landed in America from Hull, England, in 1907
  • William V. Shores, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Percy Shores, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Shores (post 1700) +

  • Janie Ledlow Shores (1932-2017), American jurist on the Supreme Court of Alabama, the first woman to ever serve on that court
  • William David Shores (1904-1984), American Major League Baseball player
  • Arthur Davis Shores (1904-1996), American civil rights attorney
  • Del Shores (b. 1957), American film director and producer, television writer and producer
  • Richard A. Shores, American professor of mathematics at Cornell University who works in recursion theory
  • Sydney Shores (1913-1973), American comic book artist
  • Henry C. Shores (b. 1930), American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 23rd District, 1987-90
  • Henry Shores, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1964
  • Charlene Kay Shores, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 2000
  • Bert P. Shores, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Lebanon; Elected 1938; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Lebanon, 1948
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Irland Shores Jr., American Seaman First Class from Alabama, 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 [1]


The Shores 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: Perimus licitis
Motto Translation: We perish by what is lawful.


  1. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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