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Today's generation of the Scofield family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Scofield family 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.

Scofield Early Origins



The surname Scofield 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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Scofield Spelling Variations


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Scofield Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Scofield include Scofield, Schofield, Scholefield and others.

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Scofield Early History


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Scofield Early History



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

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Scofield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scofield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scofield 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Scofields to arrive on North American shores:

Scofield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Scofield, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1648
  • Matthew Scofield, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Robert Scofield settled in Barbados in 1693
  • James and Isaac Scofield settled in Virginia in 1699

Scofield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Scofield, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Joseph Scofield, aged 58, landed in New York in 1812
  • Abraham Scofield, who landed in Mississippi in 1840
  • James Scofield settled in Philadelphia in 1841
  • Edward H Scofield, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scofield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Scofield, who arrived in Canada in 1828

Scofield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jane Scofield, aged 29, a dairy maid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scofield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scofield (post 1700)



  • Wellington G. Scofield, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1906
  • W. E. Scofield, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Marion County, 1873
  • Sandra K. Scofield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1990
  • Selleck Scofield, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stamford, 1832-35, 1837, 1839
  • John B. Scofield, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1972
  • James M. Scofield, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1854
  • J. B. Scofield, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1871
  • Ira Scofield, American politician, First Selectman of Darien, Connecticut, 1888
  • Ira Scofield, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Darien, 1849
  • Glenni William Scofield (1817-1891), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1849-51; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1857-59
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Scofield


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Suggested Readings for the name Scofield



  • A Scofield Survey by Harriett Scofield.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Scofield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scofield 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.

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