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Early Origins of the Summersell family

The surname Summersell was first found in Derbyshire at Somersall, a parish four miles from Uttoxeter. Now known as Somersall-Herbert, the parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was recorded as Summersale. [1]

This place name literally means "nook of land of a man called Summor," from this Old English personal name + "halh." The manorial affix from the Fitzherbert family was made in the 13th century. [2]

One of the first records of the family was Jacobus de Sumereshal who was listed in 1200 in the Curia Regis Rolls for Herefordshire. Over one hundred years later, according to the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire, William de Somersale held lands there at that time. [3]

Later in Yorkshire, Somerscales was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379, as was his son, John Somerscales, Jr. [4]

Somersall Hall is a small country house near Brampton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Somersal Herbert Hall is a privately owned timber-framed 16th-century country house at Somersal-Herbert, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, in England. This house was originally built by Thomas Fitzherbert, second son of Sir William Fitzherbert of Norbury c. 13th century. The present house was rebuilt by John Fitzherbert on the site of an earlier manor house in 1564.

Early History of the Summersell family

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Summersell 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 Summersell family (pre 1700)

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United States Summersell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Summersell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Fishweek Summersell, aged 49, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849 [5]

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ 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) on Facebook