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Is SHAPTON a "place of sheep" ?
Posted by: Felix Unger Date: January 03, 2002 at 22:04:27
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I was listening today to a genealogist on Canadian public radio, who said that names beginning with "shap-" usually referred to "sheep" (from Dutch "schaap"). Adding the English suffix '-ton' meaning a type of enclosure (in early days a pen for animals, later it became more of a wall of a small town or village), you would get something like "an enclosed place where sheep are kept".

Is this the correct interpretation of this surname ?


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