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The name Scarberry is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the county of Yorkshire, where they held the manor of Scarborough. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English Skaroisburg, which was brought into England during the Norman Conquest of 1066.
The surname Scarberry was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Scarberry has been spelled many different ways, including Scarbrough, Scarboro, Scarborough, Scasbridge, Scarbrow, Scarburg, Scarburgh, Scarsbridge and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scarberry research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1693, 1584, 1635, 1617, 1671, 1642, 1671, 1645 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Scarberry History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scarberry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Scarberrys to arrive in North America: Hannah Scarborough who settled in Virginia with her husband Mathew in 1635; Thomas Scarbourgh settled in Virginia in 1639; Richard Scarbrow settled in Virginia in 1656.
The Scarberry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarberry 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.
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