Show ContentsSchooley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Schooley is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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 Schooley family

The surname Schooley was first found in 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 Schooley family

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Schooley Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Schooley were recorded, including Scholes, Scholl, Scholles, Schoall, Schoalles, Scole, Scoles, Scoyles, Scoyle, Scayle, Scayles, Schoales and many more.

Early Notables of the Schooley family (pre 1700)

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Schooley Ranking

In the United States, the name Schooley is the 10,302nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Schooley family to Ireland

Some of the Schooley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Schooley family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Schooley family emigrate to North America: George Scholes, who arrived in Lynn, MA sometime between 1620 and 1650; James Scholes, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1696; John Scholes, who came to Virginia in 1747.

Contemporary Notables of the name Schooley (post 1700) +

  • C. Herschel Schooley (1900-1985), American newspaper editor and public information director for the U.S. Naval Reserve
  • Derek Schooley (b. 1970), retired American professional ice hockey defenseman
  • Robert "Bob" Schooley, American Primetime Emmy Award winning screenwriter, television writer and television producer, best known for his work on The Penguins of Madagascar (2008), co-creator of the animated television series Kim Possible
  • O. B. Schooley, American Republican politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1950 [2]
  • Louis C. Schooley (1914-1966), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 2nd District, 1949-50; Defeated in primary, 1950, 1952 [2]
  • George Schooley, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1956 [2]
  • Edward K. Schooley, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1936 [2]
  • Roy D. Schooley (1880-1933), Canadian hockey referee and executive, Manager of the Duquesne Gardens and owner of the Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets
  • Emily Schooley (b. 1984), Canadian film and theatre actress

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