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Where did the English Scarborough family come from? What is the English Scarborough family crest and coat of arms? When did the Scarborough family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Scarborough family history?The lineage of the name Scarborough begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the county of Yorkshire, where they held the manor of Scarborough. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English Skaroisburg, which was brought into England during the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Scarborough has undergone many spelling variations, including Scarbrough, Scarboro, Scarborough, Scasbridge, Scarbrow, Scarburg, Scarburgh, Scarsbridge and many more.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scarborough research. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1617, 1671, 1642 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Scarborough History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scarborough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Scarborough were among those contributors:
Scarborough Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Scarborough Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Scarborough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarborough Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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