Sholl Surname History

The surname Sholl is a nickname surname; it is derived from a nickname given to the original bearer. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. The distinguished name Sholl is derived from the Old German word "scolla" or "scollo," which meant "lump of earth."

Early Origins of the Sholl family

The surname Sholl was first found in Hessen, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Chronicles first mention Heinrich Scholle of Bretten around 1207 and Ludeke Scholver of Luebeck in 1326. One of the roots of the name is "Ackerscholle," which means "soil" or "earth."

Important Dates for the Sholl family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sholl research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1833, 1839, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Sholl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sholl Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scholley, Scholle, Scholler, Scholl, Scholey and others.

Early Notables of the Sholl family (pre 1700)

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Sholl migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sholl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Frederik Sholl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728 [1]
  • Jurg Fredk Sholl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Phil Henry Sholl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Tobias Sholl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Sholl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christoph Sholl, aged 22, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • George Sholl, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]

Sholl migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sholl Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Sholl, (b. 1807), aged 22 born in Truro, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 17th August 1829, sentenced for death reduced to 14 years for stealing apparel, transported aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1830 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]
  • Mr. John Sholl (b. 1808), aged 22, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 17th August 1829, sentenced for 14 years, transported aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" on 1st April 1830 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sholl (post 1700)

  • John G. Sholl, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Gloucester County, 1942-45

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
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