Shedlock Family History

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Shedlock Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of English Shadlock, from Middle English schaken ‘to shake’ + loc ‘lock’ (found in the plural in one early example, Schakelokes). If this is right, it was either a nickname for someone with the habit of shaking back his or her long hair, or a metonymic occupational name for a jailer. Alternatively, it could be from Middle English schaklock ‘fetter’, ‘shackle’, again an occupational name for a jailer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sherlock, Sedlock, Shock, Haddock, Whitlock, Hurlock, Hadlock

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Shedlock Family Origin

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Shedlock Family Occupations

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  • Engine Fitter

    14%
  • Iron Turner

    14%
  • Machine Broker

    14%
  • Mariner

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shedlock family was Mariner. The most common Shedlock occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter. 14% of Shedlock's were Engine Fitters. Engine Fitter, Iron Turner and Machine Broker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shedlock.

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