The surname Shorrock was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1332 when Richard de Shorrock held estates at Shorrock Green in that county.
Early History of the Shorrock family
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Shorrock Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Shorrock, Shorock, Sharrock, Shurrock, Sharrox, Sharrocks and many more.
Early Notables of the Shorrock family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Robert Sharrock, English Rector of Drayton Parslow from 1639 to 1642; and his son, Robert Sharrock (1630-1684), an English churchman and... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shorrock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.