The Norman Conquest
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
Early Origins of the Schoolfield family
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.
Early History of the Schoolfield family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Schoolfield family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Schoolfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schoolfield family to the New World and Oceana
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
, 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Schoolfield (post 1700)
- Kent Schoolfield, American football wide receiver coach for the 1983 and 1984 Pittsburgh Panthers
- Raulston Schoolfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Tennessee, 1954 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Suggested Readings for the name Schoolfield
- Schoolfield Family Tree: Genealogy of the Schoolfield Family by Cleopatra Doss Schoolfield.