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The name Scholfield reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Scholfield family lived in Lancashire. Their name, however, is a reference to Escoville, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Scholfield Early Origins



The surname Scholfield was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Scholfield Spelling Variations


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Scholfield Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Scholfield family name include Scofield, Schofield, Scholefield and others.

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Scholfield Early History


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Scholfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scholfield research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scholfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scholfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scholfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scholfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Scholfield family to immigrate North America:

Scholfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Scholfield, who landed in America in 1794

Scholfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Scholfield, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Joseph Scholfield, aged 26, landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Edmund, James, Joseph, and Sylvester Scholfield arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • N Scholfield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S Scholfield, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Scholfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Scholfield, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scholfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scholfield (post 1700)



  • John F. Scholfield, American politician, First Selectman of Montville, Connecticut, 1897
  • John Scholfield, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 17th District, 1869-70
  • Isaacher Scholfield, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 41st District, 1891-92

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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Scholfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scholfield Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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