Early Origins of the Shufflebotham family
The surname Shufflebotham was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
. This ancient name had a variety of spellings from Shovellbottom to Shoebottom. That it is a Lancashire
name cannot be questioned. All historians agree that the 'bottom' appendage merely indicates that the original holder held the 'bottom land' or the choice land of the valley. The location is in south east Lancashire
or possibly eastern Cheshire
but the name has appeared anciently in Walton, Middleton, Cheetham, Tottington, Bury Skelmersdale, and many other places. Cheshire
has the most modern representatives of the name. 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 Richard de Schypperwallebottom held estates in 1285. Holders of the name, all in Lancashire
, subsequently spelt it Shepobotham (1579,) Shippobotham (1582,) Geroge Shupplebottom 1621, Charles Shifabotham 1626 and Richard Shufflebotham in 1674. They originated in Shipperbottom in Lancashire.
Early History of the Shufflebotham family
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Shufflebotham Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shufflebotham, Shufflebottom, Shufflebotam, Shovelbottom, Shoebotham, Shovellbottom, Shovell, Shubotham, Shubottom and many more.
Early Notables of the Shufflebotham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shufflebotham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Eliza Shufflebottom, who settled in Virginia in 1737; Elizabeth Shufflebottom, who arrived in Virginia in 1738; Thomas Shoebotham, who came to America in 1750.
Contemporary Notables of the name Shufflebotham (post 1700)
- Ernest Shufflebotham (1908-1984), English-born, New Zealand ceramic potter and designer active from the 1930s-1950s, trained by Keith Murray at Wedgewood