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Early Origins of the Shorrocks family

The surname Shorrocks was first found in Lancashire at Shorrock Green, a former hamlet 4 miles west of Blackburn. It was here that Richard de Shorrok was registered in the Subsidy Rolls of 1332. 1

Early History of the Shorrocks family

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Shorrocks Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shorrock, Shorock, Sharrock, Shurrock, Sharrox, Sharrocks and many more.

Early Notables of the Shorrocks family

Distinguished members of the family include Robert Sharrock (1630-1684), English Rector of Drayton Parslow, Buckinghamshire (1639-1642); and his son, Robert Sharrock (1630-1684), an English churchman and...
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Australia Shorrocks migration to Australia +

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

Shorrocks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Shorrocks, English convict who was convicted in Manchester, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Belgravia" on 4th April 1866, arriving in Western Australia 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Shorrocks (post 1700) +

  • Ernest Shorrocks (1875-1916), English cricketer who played in one first-class cricket match for Somerset in the 1905 season
  • Anthony Shorrocks, English contemporary economist, former Professor at the London School of Economics, developer of the Shorrocks index
  • Anthony Shorrocks, British Music Professor at the University of Liverpool
  • Dr. Julie Shorrocks, British Research Assistant in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
  • Ray Shorrocks, Australian Executive Director at Patersons Securities Limited

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook