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Early Origins of the Shovell family


The surname Shovell 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." [1]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.

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Early History of the Shovell family

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Early History of the Shovell family


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Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1609, 1703, 1777, 1650 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Shovell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shovell Spelling Variations

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Shovell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Shovel, Showl, Shovell, Shoveller, Shouler, Showler and many more.

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Early Notables of the Shovell family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Shovell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shovell family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Shovell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shovell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Shovell, who arrived in Maryland in 1651 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Elizabeth Shovell, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Elias Shovell, who sailed to Barbados in 1679

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shovell (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shovell (post 1700)


  • Sir Cloudesley Shovell (1650-1707), English admiral, named Rear-Admiral of England in 1704

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)

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