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Where did the English Scripps family come from? What is the English Scripps family crest and coat of arms? When did the Scripps family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Scripps family history?Scripps is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Old English given name Crispin, which derives from a Latin nickname which means curly-haired. Much of the popularity of the name in the early Middle Ages is a result of the popularity of St. Crispin, who was martyred at Soissons in 285 AD
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Scripps family name include Crisp, Cripps, Crispin, Crispe, Crisppin, Crispp and many more.
First found in Oxfordshire where they had been granted the lands of Cowley by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scripps research. Another 253 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1273, 111., 1749, 1625, 1600, 1643, 1st , 1599, 1666 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Scripps History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 79 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scripps Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Scripps family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Scripps family to immigrate North America:
Scripps Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Scripps Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scripps 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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