Early Origins of the Shuy family
The surname Shuy 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. At 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 was customary when the Normans
introduced Surnames into England
after the conquest for the sons of the Baron
or chief-tenant to assume the name of their holdings to distinguish son from father. 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 Shuy family
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Shuy Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shobrooke, Shobroke, Shubrick, Shoobrick, Shoebruk, Shubrook, Shoebridge, Shoobridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Shuy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shuy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Shoobridge who was recorded as having arrived in Maryland in 1726; Philip Shobrooke who arrived in Maryland in 1774; and other individuals who established themselves along the eastern coast of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries..
Contemporary Notables of the name Shuy (post 1700)
- Justin Shuy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html