Shugg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Shugg family

The surname Shugg was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of North Tammerton. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Early History of the Shugg family

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Shugg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Shug, Shugge, Shook, Shuke, Shooke, Shugby and many more.

Early Notables of the Shugg family (pre 1700)

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Canada Shugg migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shugg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Shugg, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Australia Shugg migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Shugg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Freeman Shugg, aged 33, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [1]
  • Jane Shugg, aged 21, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [1]
  • Jane Shugg, aged 21, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [1]
  • Richard Shugg, aged 33, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [1]
  • Hannah Shugg, aged 32, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Shugg migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Shugg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Shugg, (b. 1852), aged 26, Cornish farm labourer departing on 20th July 1878 aboard the ship "May Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th October 1878 [2]


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf


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