Scory is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Scory family lived in Cornwall.
Early Origins of the Scory family
The surname Scory 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 Scory family
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Scory Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Skorie, Scorie, Skory, Scory, Skorey, Scorey and others.
Early Notables of the Scory family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Scory family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Scory or a variant listed above:
Scory Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Scory, who landed in Virginia in 1635 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 Scory (post 1700)
- Raymond George Scory, American photographer, who had many awards, one of which was the silver award for excellence, New Metalworking Catalog Competition in 1970, Connecticut