Early Origins of the Scoones family
The surname Scoones was first found in Stirling
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Sruighlea), a former county in central Scotland
, which now makes up parts of the Council Areas of East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire
, where they held a family seat
in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland
. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat at Perth.
Early History of the Scoones family
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Scoones Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sconce, Sconescroft, Sconeshauch, Sconse, Scone and others.
Early Notables of the Scoones family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Scoones family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Scoones (post 1700)
- Peter Scoones (1937-2014), British Emmy Award winning underwater cameraman, best known for his work on Planet Earth (2006), Humpback Whales (2000) and Otters -- In the Stream of Life (2000)
The Scoones Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Watch.