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From: Håkon Skaugvoll <>
Subject: Re: SHINGLESTON
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 13:16:31 +0200
Hello ! My dictionary says the Shingle was an american name for women's hair style
which became fashion in Europe about 1924. May be the american inventor was of
norwegian heritage ? Now guru Haugen says shingle is "takspon" in norwegian, ie. from
wood. < Shingleston may be is Shinglestone ? Slate roof ? >
My english dictionary says the same and add that shingle means cover, roof, with shingles
and also "small rounded pebbles on seashore". But it doesn't mention Shingleston as a
I have not found any Shingleston in the Norwegian online census's .
As you know there are occupations like miller, baker etc., that became surnames, and then
this Shingleston is the name of the place where they made "shingles" or where he lived, the
man who made them.
If this word Shingleston is from Norway, may be it is the farm names Skillingstad, Løten in
Hedemark county or Skillingstad, Nærøy, Nord-Trøndelag county, or from Skjøllingstad,
Mandal, Vest-Agder county, or Skjølingstad, Torvestad, Rogaland county. O. Rygh did not
find any other explanation to the farm name than the male name Skjelluv or Skjølluv, which in
the 1890's still were in use as male given names in Nedenes amt (Aust-Agder county).
The norwegian "stad" or "sted" means place, i.e.Skjølluv's stad.