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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Schoolfield family, who 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.

Schoolfield Early Origins



The surname Schoolfield 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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Schoolfield Spelling Variations


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Schoolfield Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Schoolfield were recorded, including Scofield, Schofield, Scholefield and others.

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Schoolfield Early History


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Schoolfield Early History



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

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Schoolfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schoolfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schoolfield 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Schoolfield arrived in North America very early: Abraham, Charles, Edmund, Edward, Henry, James, John, Joseph, Peter, Thomas, William, and Wright Schofield all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoolfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoolfield (post 1700)



  • Raulston Schoolfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Tennessee, 1954
  • Kent Schoolfield, American football wide receiver coach for the 1983 and 1984 Pittsburgh Panthers

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Suggested Readings for the name Schoolfield


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Suggested Readings for the name Schoolfield



  • Schoolfield Family Tree: Genealogy of the Schoolfield Family by Cleopatra Doss Schoolfield.

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Schoolfield Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. 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.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Schoolfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schoolfield 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 April 2016 at 08:34.

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