The ancestry of the name Scarbirk dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from 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
Early Origins of the Scarbirk family
The surname Scarbirk 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.
Early History of the Scarbirk family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scarbirk 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 Scarbirk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Scarbirk Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Scarbirk have been found, including Scarbrough, Scarboro, Scarborough, Scasbridge, Scarbrow, Scarburg, Scarburgh, Scarsbridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Scarbirk family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Charles Scarborough MP FRS
FRCP (1615-1693), an English physician and mathematician; Captain Edmund Scarborough (1584-1635), English barrister and graduate of Caius College... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scarbirk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Scarbirk family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Scarbirk, or a variant listed above: 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.