|About The Summerscales Clan
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Welcome to our family website, which is a private site for direct family members only. Although it is named 'The Summerscales Clan ' there are many more surnames involved, and of which are equally as fascinating with historical content. Thanks to Sheila Johnston, John David Summerscales, Tony Godwin, Allan and Joan Countee, Alan Hodkinson, Paul Leese, Pat and John Summerscales, John B Summerscales, Beryl Price and Roy Price MBA, Jim Summerscales ( and aunt Beth ), Mervyn and Graham Chaddock, Richard Mark Summerscales, Chanene Pitt and Julie Fouracre for all their contributions towards the creation of this site without which it would not have been possible. We have an A to Z of surnames all interlinked and I'm sure that they will be added to in due course by everyone involved. Historical informative quotes are always welcome such as this... John Summerscales (02/07/2003) Summerscales originated in West Yorkshire and is a combination of two old norse words, 'sumar' meaning Summer and 'Skai' meaning shelter. Together this may describe a person who lived in a hut or a crude shelter during summer months, maybe a herdsman on upland pastures. In 1513, the Summerscales fought with the English Army at The Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberlandshire. They were rewarded by the King for their loyalty and were given land on Silsden Moor, Yorkshire where they became yeoman farmers. Their name was Summerscale without the 's', this for some reason appeared sometime later. An uncle and nephew both named Richard came to Hollinwood, Oldham, around 1800 and formed the Lancashire branches of the family. They became farmer butchers. Please contact Sheila for any information on the Hultons at email@example.com Also for any information on the early Somerscales there is Roy Price's site which is http//www.somerscales.org A big thankyou to all of those who have contributed photographs. I'm sure you'll agree that they help bring things to life.