The Irish Branch of the Shackleton Family (of which Ernest Shackleton is a part)


Family Crest.

The Motto of the Irish Branch of the Shackleton Family is:

"FORTITUDINE VINCIMUS"

"By endurance we conquer"
 Jonathan Shackleton with a reproduction of the Shackleton family flag brought to the Antarctic and his grandson, Henry Shackleton.

Jonathan Shackleton with a reproduction of the Shackleton family flag brought to the Antarctic and his grandson, Henry Shackleton.

is the family historian and has published a genealogy of the Irish Branch of the Family and hopes to expand and republish this in the coming years.  Click here for a more detailed profile of Jonathan.


United States

We recommend that American Shackleton's try to find a copy of " The Shackletons " ( 1972 ) by Bernice Close Shackleton

Library of Congress Catalogue Card No. 70-183974 Printed by Pittcraft , Inc. , Pitsburg , Kansas , USA.

In this book details of many American as well as British and Irish Shackletons are listed: there are mistakes but it could be a useful start to a family history search.