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SHELDON Family HistoryThis name is of English locational origin from any of the various places so called, for example Sheldon in Derbyshire, Devon and Warwickshire. The former, recorded as Scelhadun in the Domesday Book of 1086, derives its name from the Olde English elements "Schele", a hut or shed, plus "heth-dun", a heather covered hill. Sheldon in Devon is named from the Olde English pre 7th Century "Scylf", a shelf or slope", plus "denu", a valley, hence "the steep-sided valley". The name is found with the spelling Sildened in the Domesday Book and as Sheldon (Warwickshire) recorded as Scheldon in the 1190, Pipe Rolls of that County is so called from the Olde English "Scuf", plus "dun", a hill, hence "the hill with a "Sculf" or Flat top".
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