Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Shuffield comes from when the family lived in the town of Sheffield in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Shuffield is a habitation name which was originally derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. In this case the place-name Sheffield means open land by the river Sheaf, a boundary river dividing Yorkshire from Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Shuffield family
family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Shuffield family
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Shuffield Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Shuffield has appeared include Sheffield, Shefield, Sheffeild, Shiffield and many more.
Early Notables of the Shuffield family (pre 1700)
Baron Sheffield of Butterwick; John Sheffield (c.1538-1568), 2nd Baron Sheffield of Butterwick...
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Migration of the Shuffield family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Shuffield arrived in North America very early: Edmund, William, and Ichabod Sheffield settled in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1630; Thomas Sheffield and his wife, Rachel, settled in Virginia in 1622.
The Shuffield Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Comiter sed fortiter
Motto Translation: Courteously but firmly.
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