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Where did the English Scoggins family come from? When did the Scoggins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Scoggins family history?

The Scoggins surname is of uncertain origin, but was related to a Middle English word used to describe 'stunted growth' of foliage.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Scroggs, Scrogges, Scrogs, Scroggis, Scruggs, Scroggin, Scroggins and many more.

First found in Peebles-shire in the lands of Stobo where they held a family seat at Scrogges from the 12th century.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scoggins research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1st , 1296, 1436, 1449, 1439, 1623, 1683, 1678 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Scoggins History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 67 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scoggins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scoggins Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Ethel Ida Scoggins, aged 27, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Laura Louisa Scoggins, aged 31, who settled in America from Norwich, England, in 1907
  • Hartford Scoggins, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • William Scoggins, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1922

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  • Jerry Scoggins (1913-2004), American country singer, best remembered for singing "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the theme song to the 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies"
  • Myles W. Scoggins, American academic, 16th President of the Colorado School of Mines
  • Tracy Scoggins (b. 1953), American actress, best known for her roles as Cat Grant in the television series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
  • Krysta Scoggins, Canadian country singer


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