Shackleton Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Shackleton Name Meaning: Habitational from a place in the Parish of Halifax. from old English "Scacol" 'tongue of land',cognate with "Skekill" and "tun" 'settlement'.

The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin,with the first recorded spelling to be that of 'Hugh Schacheliton,dated 1246.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Shackleton Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Shackleton family

Profession Census Frequency
Weaver 80
Worsted Weaver 69
Wool Comber 57
Farmer 35
Stuff Weaver 33
Independent 29
Cotton Weaver 28
Labourer 28
Female Servant 19
Joiner 13
Worsted Spinner 13
Agricultural Labourer 12
Coal Miner 12
Cotton Spinner 11
Apprentice 8
Mason 8
Blacksmith 7
Milliner 7
Ag Labourer 7
Factory 7
Male Servant 7
Worsted Factory 7
Shoe Maker 6
Weaver Cotton 6
Grocer 5

Shackleton Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Shackleton 100% 23,632
2 Shackelton 80% 1,248

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