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About the study
At first I thought that Shelvington was a variant of Shelverton, but it turns out to be an even more rare name than Shelverton. The Shelvington name occurs predominantly in the Birmingham area, and I have found no relationship to the Shelverton name.
The name may share the same root as the name Shulver or Shelver, which originates from the same Bury St Edmunds area of Suffolk.
Historical occurrences of the name
Today the majority of Shelverton's live in Tasmania, Australia.
Distribution of the name
* Australia: The emigrant ancestors were two brothers, William and George Shelverton from Burwell, Cambridgeshire, who travelled to Hobart, Tasmania in 1833.
* India: The emigrant ancestor was John Shelverton, a watchmaker, who went to India in 1784. I have not yet discovered where he was from in England.
* United States: The emigrant ancestor was Josiah Shelverton, from Uley, Gloucestershire, who travelled to New York in 1834.
Since the Shelverton name is so rare, I have been able to use the data to group most of the individuals into a number of distinct Shelverton family trees.
Additional information shared by Shelverton family members is continually improving the accuracy and completeness of the information I have collected.