This Web site is dedicated to finding and expanding on information about various
Shankle family groups in North America. Based on currently known information there are a
small number of Shankle family trees in the United States, and one tree in Lunenberg, Nova
Scotia, Canada. Note sure what Shankle line your ancestors may be part of? Then go to the
Surname Index which contains all Shankle and related
individuals currently in my database. You may find a specific Shankle ancestor and from
there determine which Shankle branch you are part of.
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The Shankle line of Avold Schenkel,
have migrated from Oldenburg, Germany to Berwick Scotland in the early 1700'sand then to
New Jersey or Pennsylvania around 1750. From New Jersey/Pennsylvania, parts of this
Shankle line migrated south through North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Texas.
George Shankle (born abt. 1808 in Tennessee - died
1848 in Alabama) and John Shankle (born abt.1814 in
Tennessee - died 1885 in Alabama) may be descended from Avold Schenkel.
Descendants of John Shankle also use the surname variation Shankles starting with
Another line that might be related to the Shankle's of Alabama is that of W.E.Shankle (born abt. 1858 - died aft 1880).
W.E.Shankle was married to a Hastings and his family migrated to Texas.
Adam Shankle (abt. 1770 - ?) is the earliest
documented ancestor of another Shankle branch from Washington County, Virginia.
The Lunenberg Shankle line originated in Switzerland/Germany and migrated to Canada in
1750, with branches of this line migrating to the United States in the 1920's.
Another Schenkel line is that of Sigmund
Schenkel (1500 - 1572 in Switzerland) and his ancestor Phillip Carl
Schenkel (b. June 05, 1717 Edenkoben, Rhenish Prov., Bavaria; d. 1778, Lancaster Co.,
Pennsylvania). Phillip Carl Schenkel's line in the United States has branches using the
following surnames: Shinkle, Shankle, Schenkel.
If you have any information regarding any branch of one of these Shankle family
genealogies, or would like to expand, correct or update any portion of the Shankle family
records presented in these pages, please send an e-mail to: William Shankle ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
There is a Shankle association mail list hosted by Rootsweb.
Several descendants of the lines listed above are members of the list. To join the list
send email to Shankle-L@rootsweb.com with the
word "subscribe" in the subject line. There are also several Shankle bulletin
boards maintained on the Rootsweb site with posting of Shankle information.The bulletin
boards and other source material are listed below: