The origins the old family name Skarlot can be found within medieval Scotland
. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Scotland
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Skarlot family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Skarlot was an occupational name for a person who dyed bright fabrics. Interestingly, the name Skarlot was derived from the Old French word "escarlet," meaning "scarlet," and indicating one of the bright colors in which the bearer dealt.
Early Origins of the Skarlot family
The surname Skarlot was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
. Undoubtedly, one of the most famous records of the name was Will Scarlet, (Scarlett, Scarlock, Scadlock, Scatheloke, and Scathelocke) a prominent member of Robin Hood's Merry Men who first appeared in the oldest surviving Robin Hood ballad, A Gest of Robyn Hode, printed between 1492 and 1534.
Early History of the Skarlot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skarlot research.Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1499, 1594, 1535 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Skarlot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Skarlot Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Scarlett, Scarlet, Scarlot, Scarlott and others.
Early Notables of the Skarlot family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Robert Scarlett (1499?-1594), 'Old Scarlett,' a well-known figure in the precincts of Peterborough Cathedral during the greater part of the 16th century. He was established as sexton some years previous... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skarlot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Skarlot family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Scarlet arrived in New England
in 1630; Samuel Scarlett settled in Boston in 1630; John Scarlett settled in New York in 1820; Catherine, James, Robert Scarlett all arrived in Philadelphia between 1775 and 1840.
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