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The lineage of the name Shoaff begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Scholes in the parish of Barwick in the West Riding of Yorkshire. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 Scholes was the site of three churches and three mills.

Shoaff Early Origins



The surname Shoaff was first found in Yorkshire where the name is associated with the village of Scholes in the parish of Barwick which is about nine miles from Leeds, in the West Riding of that county. In 1086 this parish was held by Ilbert de Lacy, and was the site of 3 Churches and 3 mills, today there are still the remains of a bailey, a moat, and a Saxon cross.

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Shoaff Spelling Variations


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Shoaff Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Shoaff has undergone many spelling variations, including Scholes, Scholl, Scholles, Schoall, Schoalles, Scole, Scoles, Scoyles, Scoyle, Scayle, Scayles, Schoales and many more.

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Shoaff Early History


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Shoaff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shoaff research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1285, 1332, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Shoaff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shoaff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shoaff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shoaff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shoaff In Ireland


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Shoaff In Ireland



Some of the Shoaff family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Shoaff were among those contributors:

Shoaff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Shoaff, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1826
  • Valentine Shoaff, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1826
  • Adam Shoaff, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1832

Shoaff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice T. Shoaff, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Fred B. Shoaff, who arrived in America, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shoaff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shoaff (post 1700)



  • John Earl Shoaff (1916-1965), American entrepreneur, nicknamed "The Millionaire Maker"
  • Benton "Benny" Shoaff (1897-1960), American Indy 500 racecar driver

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 9 July 2014 at 07:30.

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