This is an unusual and interesting name of German origin, which is a dialectal variant of the German word Schell, itself, a nickname surname for a wild or obstreperous person. The derivation is from the Middle High German "Schel", noisy or loud. In the modern idiom, the variants include Schelle(r), Scholl(er), Schellig, and Scholig. Amongst the examples recorded in London is one, Thomas Schollick who married Sarah Cock on November 16th 1782 at St. Luke's, Old Street, Finsbury. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hannah Schollick, which was dated May 7th 1733, St. Martin-in-the-Fields', Westminster, during the reign of King George 11, known as "The Last Warrior King", 1727 - 1760. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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