Show ContentsSchory History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Schory is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Schory family lived in Cornwall.

Early Origins of the Schory family

The surname Schory 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, [1] 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 Schory family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schory research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1620, 1559, 1585, 1585 and 1530 are included under the topic Early Schory History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schory Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Skorie, Scorie, Skory, Scory, Skorey, Scorey and others.

Early Notables of the Schory family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Schory family

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Schory name or one of its variants: John Skorie, who settled in Virginia in 1634; and Anthony Scorey, who was living in Ontario in 1871.

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) on Facebook