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Scales is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Scales family lived in Hertfordshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Scalers, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Scales Early Origins



The surname Scales was first found in Hertfordshire. Hardwin de Scalers landed with William the Conqueror and was ancestor of the noble family of Eschalers, or Scales. The name was frequently spelt De Scales about the time of Henry III. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Scales Spelling Variations


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Scales Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Scale, Scales, Scalers and others.

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Scales Early History


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Scales Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scales research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1372, 1402, 1399 and 1401 are included under the topic Early Scales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scales Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scales Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scales In Ireland


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Scales In Ireland



Some of the Scales family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Scales name or one of its variants:

Scales Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Scales settled in Virginia in 1631
  • Geo Scales, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • George Scales settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Thomas Scales, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1640
  • John Scales, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1648
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scales Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Scales arrived in Barbados in 1700
  • William Scales, who arrived in Georgia in 1742
  • Richard Scales settled in Virginia in 1744
  • Richard Scales, who arrived in Virginia in 1744

Scales Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Scales, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • George Scales, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Eliza Scales, aged 26, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Mary Scales, aged 31, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Patrick Scales, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scales (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scales (post 1700)



  • Tony Scales (b. 1983), American Songwriter
  • Charley Scales, former professional American football player
  • Junius Scales (1920-2002), American leader of the Communist Party of the United States
  • Hurles Scales, former American defensive back in the National Football League
  • Dwight Scales (b. 1953), former American football wide receiver
  • Marcellus Andrellious "Mardy" Scales (b. 1981), American sprinter
  • Jonathan Scales (b. 1984), American steel pannist and composer
  • DeWayne Jay Scales (b. 1958), retired American professional basketball player
  • Laura Woolsey Lord Scales (1879-1990), American educator and college dean
  • George Walter Scales (1900-1976), American second baseman and manager
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Scales Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scales 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 29 November 2016 at 22:24.

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