Shotton Surname History

Early Origins of the Shotton family

The surname Shotton was first found in Northumberland 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 1180 when Robert Shotton held lands.

Early History of the Shotton family

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Shotton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shotton, Shottin, Shotten, Shottone, Schotton and others.

Early Notables of the Shotton family (pre 1700)

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United States Shotton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shotton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Shotton, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • Samson Shotton, who arrived in New England in 1643 [1]
Shotton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W E Shotton, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1886 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Shotton (post 1700) +

  • Burton Edwin Shotton (1884-1962), American Major League Baseball player, manager, coach and scout who won two National League pennants
  • William Shotton (1840-1909), English first-class cricketer
  • Ryan Colin Shotton (b. 1988), English footballer who plays for Derby County
  • Peter "Pete" Shotton (b. 1941), English businessman and former musician, known for his long friendship with John Lennon of The Beatles, former member of The Quarrymen, founder of the Fatty Arbuckle's chain of restaurants
  • Malcolm Shotton (b. 1957), English former professional footballer and manager
  • Liam Shotton (b. 1987), English footballer who plays for Nantwich Town
  • James Shotton (1824-1896), English painter, member of the Royal Academy in 1863
  • Caroline Shotton (b. 1973), English painter who typically incorporates cows into her artwork
  • Professor Frederick William Shotton FRS (1906-1990), British geologist, recipient of the Prestwich Medal in 1954

  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) on Facebook
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