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Summerhayes Early Origins



The surname Summerhayes was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1379 when John of Somerscales held the estates. Also recorded as living at that time was his son, John Somerscales, Junior.

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Summerhayes Spelling Variations


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Summerhayes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Summerscales, Somerscales, Sumerscales, Sommerscales, Summersgill, Sommersgill, Sumerskill, Somerskill, Summerskill, Sommerskill, Sommerscales, Somersall, Somershall, Summersall and many more.

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Summerhayes Early History


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Summerhayes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Summerhayes research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Summerhayes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Summerhayes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Summerhayes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Summerhayes 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jonas Somerscales settled in Maryland in 1674.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Summerhayes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Summerhayes (post 1700)



  • Martha Summerhayes (1844-1911), American writer and memoirist
  • Victor Samuel Summerhayes OBE (1897-1974), English botanist who was in charge of the orchid herbarium at Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew for 39-years
  • Katie Summerhayes (b. 1995), British silver medalist freestyle skier at the 2015 World Championships
  • Geoffrey Edwin Summerhayes (b. 1928), Australian architect, President of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (1967-1968)
  • David Summerhayes, Welsh former professional footballer who played for Cardiff City (1965-1968)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Summerhayes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Summerhayes 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 22 December 2015 at 12:33.

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