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The origins the old family name Scarlett can be found within medieval Scotland. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Scotland, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Scarlett family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Scarlett was an occupational name for a person who dyed bright fabrics. Interestingly, the name Scarlett was derived from the Old French word "escarlet," meaning "scarlet," and indicating one of the bright colors in which the bearer dealt.

Scarlett Early Origins



The surname Scarlett was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy. Undoubtedly, one of the most famous records of the the name was Will Scarlet, (Scarlett, Scarlock, Scadlock, Scatheloke, and Scathelocke) a prominent member of Robin Hood's Merry Men who first appeared in the oldest surviving Robin Hood ballad, A Gest of Robyn Hode, printed between 1492 and 1534.

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Scarlett Spelling Variations


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Scarlett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Scarlett, Scarlet, Scarlot, Scarlott and others.

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Scarlett Early History


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Scarlett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scarlett research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 130 and 1307 are included under the topic Early Scarlett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scarlett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scarlett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scarlett 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:

Scarlett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Scarlett settled in Boston in 1630
  • Ann Scarlett, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Scarlett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Scarlett, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Tho Scarlett, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Thomas Scarlett, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Catherine, James, Robert Scarlett all arrived in Philadelphia between 1775 and 1840
  • James Scarlett, who arrived in New York in 1794

Scarlett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Scarlett settled in New York in 1820
  • Edward Scarlett, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870
  • Richard Scarlett, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870
  • Robert Benjamin Scarlett, who landed in Mississippi in 1882

Scarlett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Scarlett, aged 32, a blacksmith, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Fanny Scarlett, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Daniel Scarlett, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • Harriet Scarlett, aged 40, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • Sarah Scarlett, aged 10, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scarlett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scarlett (post 1700)



  • Hunter Watt Scarlett (1885-1954), American ophthalmologist, and college football player for the Penn Quakers from 1904 to 1908, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Francis Muir Scarlett (1891-1971), United States federal judge
  • Austin Scarlett (b. 1983), American fashion designer and artist, best known for his appearances on Project Runway
  • Sir William Anglin Scarlett (1777-1831), Chief Justice of Jamaica
  • Robert Scarlett (b. 1979), Jamaican football defender and midfielder
  • Sir Peter William Shelley Yorke Scarlett KCMG KCVO (1905-1987), British diplomat, Ambassador to Norway and to the Holy See
  • Matthew Scarlett (b. 1979), retired Australian rules footballer
  • Peter Campbell Scarlett CB DL (1804-1881), British diplomat, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Brazil (1855)
  • John Scarlett (b. 1947), former Australian rules footballer
  • John Scarlett (1777-1865), English-born, Canadian merchant-miller who helped develop York Township (Toronto), eponym of Scarlett Road, Toronto, one of the incorporators of the Bank of Upper Canada
  • ... (Another 13 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



    Other References

    1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Scarlett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarlett 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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