Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the village of Scholes in the parish of Barwick in the West Riding of Yorkshire. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 Scholes was the site of three churches and three mills.
Early Origins of the Schoolcraft family
Yorkshire where the name is associated with the village of Scholes in the parish of Barwick which is about nine miles from Leeds, in the West Riding of that county. In 1086 this parish was held by Ilbert de Lacy, and was the site of 3 Churches and 3 mills, today there are still the remains of a bailey, a moat, and a Saxon cross.
Early History of the Schoolcraft family
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Schoolcraft Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Schoolcraft include Scholes, Scholl, Scholles, Schoall, Schoalles, Scole, Scoles, Scoyles, Scoyle, Scayle, Scayles, Schoales and many more.
Early Notables of the Schoolcraft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schoolcraft family to Ireland
Some of the Schoolcraft family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Schoolcraft family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Schoolcraft were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Schoolcraft Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Schoolcraft (post 1700)
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