Early Origins of the Shovel family
The surname Shovel was first found in Hertfordshire
, where the first record of the name was Aluricus Scoua who was listed in the Domesday Book
. Leuuinus Scufe was listed c. 1067 in the reference "Old English Bynames" and Wulnod Scoue was listed as a Templar Knight in 1185. The name is probably derived from the Old English word "scufa," which means to "thrust, push." The name is often metonymic
for Shoveller and it's variants. In this latter case, the name is a trade name for someone who makes "shovels." As the names are so similar phonetically, it is now difficult to clearly determine which origin is which. One branch of the family was found at Knowlton in Kent
. "The mansion-house was the residence of Sir Cloudesley Shovel, to whom it came by marriage with the widow of Sir John Harborough, whose two sons were drowned with Sir Cloudesley when his vessel was wrecked off the Scilly Isles." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Born John Shovell in 1650, he assumed the first name of Cloudesley from his maternal grandmother Lucy Cloudisley and rose to become Admiral of the Fleet from a cabin boy.
Early History of the Shovel family
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Shovel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shovel, Showl, Shovell, Shoveller, Shouler, Showler and many more.
Early Notables of the Shovel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shovel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Shovel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Shovel, who sailed to Virginia in 1735
Shovel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr Shovel, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Regia