Shuey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shuey family

The surname Shuey was first found in Devon where they held a family seat. The name is believed to be derived from Shobrooke, a parish in Devon about two miles from Crediton in the union of Crediton, hundred of West Budleigh. [1]

The parish dates back to Saxon times when it was known as Sceocabroc in 938 and literally means "brook haunted by an evil spirit," from the Old English "sceocca" + "broc." [2]

By the time of the taking of the Domesday Book by Duke William of Normandy the parish was held by the Count of Mortain and there was probably a close relationship to another Shorbrooke, that of Shobrooke in Morchard Bishop. It is most likely that the parish was held by a relative of Count Mortain, half brother of Duke William. The Count had one son, William, and three daughters. Conjecturally, this family surname is descended. Through the centuries since the name has been subject to many interpretations of spelling.

Early History of the Shuey family

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Shuey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shobrooke, Shobroke, Shubrick, Shoobrick, Shoebruk, Shubrook, Shoebridge, Shoobridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Shuey family (pre 1700)

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Shuey Ranking

In the United States, the name Shuey is the 11,449th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]


United States Shuey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shuey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Shuey, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [4]
  • Ludwig Shuey, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [4]
  • John Shuey, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [4]
  • John Fred Shuey, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [4]
  • John Philip Shuey, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Shuey (post 1700) +

  • Audrey Mary Shuey (1910-1977), American academic, Chair of the Department of Psychology at Randolph-Macon College
  • Juniper Shuey (b. 1974), American, Seattle-based visual artist, known for his video installations and sculptural performance
  • Paul Kenneth Shuey (b. 1970), American former professional Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played from 1994 to 2007
  • Luke Shuey (b. 1990), Australian rules footballer, vice-captain for the West Coast Eagles
  • Ray Shuey Wetmore (1923-1951), American flying ace from Kerman, California, credited with 21.25 aerial victories during World War II


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ 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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