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Scaife Early Origins



The surname Scaife was first found in Durham where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in Yorkshire in 1219 when Geoffrey Skaif held estates in Yorkshire.

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Scaife Spelling Variations


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Scaife Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Scafe, Scaife, Skaife, Scaif, Skaif, Skafe and others.

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Scaife Early History


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Scaife Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scaife research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1`24, 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Scaife History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scaife Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scaife Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scaife Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonathan Scaife, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Jonathon Scaife, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Thomas Scaife, who arrived in Virginia in 1689-1690

Scaife Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jeffrey Scaife, who landed in America in 1798-1802

Scaife Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Thomas Scaife, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scaife (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scaife (post 1700)



  • Alan M. Scaife, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American contributor to the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (1947-1948), eponym of the Scaife Mountains, Antarctica
  • Allen Ross Scaife (1960-2008), American Professor of Classics at the University of Kentucky
  • Oliver Edward "Bo" Scaife III (b. 1981), American NFL football tight end
  • Richard Mellon Scaife (1932-2014), American billionaire, heir to the Mellon banking, oil, and aluminum fortune, owner and publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, founder of the Scaife Foundations
  • Robert Henry "Bobby" Scaife (b. 1955), English former professional footballer who played from 1972 to 1980
  • Sergeant Kenneth Scaife (1939-1973), who died in an accident during the British Army Expedition of Axel Heiberg Island, Canada, eponym of the Canadian Scaife Glacier, Nunavut
  • Hugh Scaife (1930-2009), British three-time Academy Award nominated set decorator
  • Brendan Kevin Patrick Scaife FTCD, MRIA (b. 1928), Irish academic engineer and physicist, Boyle Laureate

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Scaife Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scaife 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.

This page was last modified on 8 January 2015 at 12:49.

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