The name ‘Shoemaker’ originates from England. It is derived from the occupational name ‘the shoemaker’ the surname is vary rare as the general trade names were ‘Souter’ and ‘Cordwaner’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Shoemaker’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the sixteenth century were a ‘Harry Shoemaker’ is recorded as being an attendant upon the ‘Princess Mary’ in fifteen hundred and forty-two. In the Chester Mystery the ‘Corvesters and Shoemakers’ marched together. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class people to emigrate were, poor crop yields, high unemployment, and the misconception that America was a lan…
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