Shallcross Family History
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Shallcross Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place named after an ancient stone cross in the High Peak forest of Derbyshire, in the parish of Chapel en le Frith, known as the Shackelcross. The first element in this name appears to be from Old English sceacol ‘chain’, ‘bond’, perhaps denoting a cross to which penitents could be fettered.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Holycross, Norcross, Cross, Chalcraft, Hallows, Sharrock, Pallares