Scorey is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Scorey family lived in Cornwall.
Early Origins of the Scorey family
The surname Scorey 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 Scorey family
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Scorey Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Skorie, Scorie, Skory, Scory, Skorey, Scorey and others.
Early Notables of the Scorey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Scorey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Scorey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Anthony Scorey, who was living in Ontario in 1871
Contemporary Notables of the name Scorey (post 1700)
- George Albert Scorey (1882-1965), English soldier and policeman who is best known as the rider of the white horse "Billie" at the 1923 FA Cup Final, the first FA Cup final to be played at the original Wembley Stadium