The ancestors of the Score family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Cornwall.
Early Origins of the Score family
The surname Score 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 Score family
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Score 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 Score were recorded, including Skorie, Scorie, Skory, Scory, Skorey, Scorey and others.
Early Notables of the Score family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Score 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 Score arrived in North America very early: John Skorie, who settled in Virginia in 1634; and Anthony Scorey, who was living in Ontario in 1871.