14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Shedlock Family History

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

8,122 Historical Documents with Shedlock on Ancestry.com
2,662 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
617 Military Records
230 Immigration Records
2,584 Census and Voter Lists
2,029 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Shedlock Families

  • Number of Shedlock families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shedlock families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shedlock last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shedlock census records

You can see how Shedlock families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Shedlock census records >

Shedlock Family Origin

Click on a place to view Shedlock immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Shedlock families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Shedlock immigration records >

Shedlock Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Shedlock immigration records

You can find out when most of the Shedlock families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Shedlock immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Shedlock

Click on a circle in the chart to view Shedlock birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Shedlock ancestors in the SSDI

Shedlock Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shedlock census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Shedlock ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Shedlock census records >

Military Service by Shedlock

Did the Shedlocks fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

Message Board about Shedlock 4 Threads, 12 Messages

Browse message boards to get helpful hints from other people researching the name Shedlock.

Look up another family name
×