SHOLICAR … that’s an unusual name – where’s it from?
Is this your surname? Do you also get this question all the time?
Well … the main purpose of this site is to give some genealogical / family history information relating to the English surname Sholicar.
Although very regularly spelt incorrectly as Scholicar – this particular spelling is interetingly not even a historical variant of the name – though due to widespread illiteracy during the last few centuries & beyond there are many, many other historical variants on the name such as Shorlicar, Sherliker, Shallaker, Shalliker, Shorliker etc etc …
This site is authored by Jim Sholicar (see “About this site” for more info).
I have included a lot of information, originally researched by Debrett’s in 2002 (though I am not yet convinced that all data provided is totally correct as there seem to be some census records that contradict the conclusions made). Over time, I hope to add more details to prove / disprove these.
Hopefully – other Sholicars out there can add more via the ADD YOUR INFORMATION link on the left.
The main historical / location link that I can find seems to go back to “Shorlicar’s Mere” – a small area near to Martin Mere in Burscough, Lancashire (and a variant spelling of Shurlacres Mere).
I have also recently (Jan 2015) discovered local references to a Shorlicar’s Lane and Shorlicar’s House – which need further investigation – see Recent Jottings section for more details.
The bulk of this site was originally put together in 2006 & it has had the odd tweak added since – but a major update is well overdue.
It was most recently edited (slightly) in January 2015.
Please do add your comments / additions – they are very much appreciated & do get looked at!