Last name: SHELDON

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SHELDON : This last name is indexed 174,947 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SHELDON : English: habitational name in most cases from Sheldon in Derbyshire but sometimes from Sheldon in Warwickshire or Devon or from Sheldon in Chippenham (Wiltshire). The Derbyshire place recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun probably takes its name from Old English scelf ‘rock ledge shelf’ + the placename Haddon itself from Old English hǣth ‘heath’ + dūn ‘hill’. The Warwickshire and Wiltshire placenames probably derive from Old English scelf + dūn while the Devon placename probably comes from Old English scelf + denu ‘valley’.

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