Origins Available: English
Schorer is a name that came to England
in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Schorer family lived in Cornwall.
Early Origins of the Schorer family
The surname Schorer was first found in Cornwall
, where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Whallesborough. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a survey initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066 A.D., the village of Whalesborough was held by Brian from the Count of Mortain.
Early History of the Schorer family
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Schorer Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Schorer has been recorded under many different variations, including Skorie, Scorie, Skory, Scory, Skorey, Scorey and others.
Early Notables of the Schorer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schorer family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Schorers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Schorer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Christian Schorer, who settled in Texas with his wife Johanne T. Mueller
- Christian Schorer, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Schorer (post 1700)
- Mark Schorer (b. 1908), noted American scholar of English Literature and a prominent educator