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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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The surname Scoggins was first found in Peebles-shire in the lands of Stobo where they held a family seat at Scrogges from the 12th century.

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


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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 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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  • Dennis Scoggins, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1982
  • 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"
  • Myles W. Scoggins, American academic, 16th President of the Colorado School of Mines
  • 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"
  • Krysta Scoggins, Canadian country singer


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