When Janet Sheddan was born on 18 February 1705, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Sheddan, was 26 and her mother, Bessie Logan, was 25. She married Thomas Fulton. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.
Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from, or associated with, Sheddens in Cathcart (Renfrewshire), though this developed into an inhabited place only in the mid 19th century. The name may therefore be from an otherwise unrecorded plural with -en of Scots s(c)hed ‘unitary portion of (mainly arable) land; piece of land; large field’, which generally appears with a plural in -is, and is frequent in minor placenames.
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