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The surname Scaggs was first found in Huntingdon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Skeggs, Skeges, Skegg, Skecks, Skeck and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scaggs research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Scaggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Scaggs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Walter Skaggs, aged 27, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1904; Julia Skaggs, aged 57, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1904; Mrs. C. P. Skaggs, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1903.

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  • Noelle Scaggs, American singer-songwriter
  • William Royce "Boz" Scaggs (b. 1944), American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, known for his hits "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle"
  • Austin Scaggs, American music critic and a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine, son of Boz Scaggs
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    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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