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The surname Scamp was first found in Yorkshire where "few families were more important in the 14th and 15th centuries than the noble house of Scrope; their descent is unbroken from the Conquest. Few houses also have been more distinguished by the number of great offices of honour held both in Church and State."  The first record in Yorkshire was found in "Bolton, being from the period of Edward I., their principal seat and Barony."  The surname's origin can be traced to "one of King Edward the Confessor's foreign attendants named Richard, to whom the Anglo-Saxons gave the derisory name of Sceope, or 'the Scrub' either on account of some inferior office or perhaps as a merely satirical appellation, and who was one of the few Normans permitted to remain at court after the rest had been driven away." 
Spelling variations of this family name include: Scrope, Scroope, Scroop, Scope and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scamp research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1403, 1346, 1364, 1371, 1378, 1380, 1350, 1405, 1405, 1601, 1660, 1649 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Scamp History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 335 words (24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scamp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Scrope who settled in Virginia in 1651.
The Scamp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scamp 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 4 July 2015 at 13:51.