Summerhays History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Summerhays family

The surname Summerhays 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.

Early History of the Summerhays family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Summerhays research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Summerhays History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Summerhays 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.

Early Notables of the Summerhays family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Summerhays family

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Summerhays (post 1700) +

  • Gary Summerhays (1950-2021), Canadian professional light heavy/cruiserweight boxer from Brantford, Ontario who won the Canadian light heavyweight title and Commonwealth light heavyweight title on Facebook
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