Shelton Family Crest

Shelton Family CrestThe English surname Shelton, mainly associated with Nottinghamshire, is an habitational name from any of various places in Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, which are named from the Old English terms scylf meaning ‘shelf” and  tun meaning “enclosure, or settlement.” The first recorded spelling of the family name is Robert de Schelton, in1191, in the Pipe Rolls of Staffordshire. Notable bearers of the name Shelton include Thomas Shelton (died 1620) who was the first translator of "Don Quixote" into English and one Sir Richard Shelton (died 1647) employed by the Duke of Buckingham and appointed solicitor-general (1625-1634) becoming M.P. for Bridgnorth (1626-1628) and treasurer of the Inner Temple in 1628. 

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