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The origins the old family name Scarlott 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 Scarlott 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 Scarlott was an occupational name for a person who dyed bright fabrics. Interestingly, the name Scarlott was derived from the Old French word "escarlet," meaning "scarlet," and indicating one of the bright colors in which the bearer dealt.

Scarlott Early Origins



The surname Scarlott 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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Scarlott Spelling Variations


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Scarlott Spelling Variations



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

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Scarlott Early History


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Scarlott Early History



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

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Scarlott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scarlott Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scarlott 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:

Scarlott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William and Ansley Scarlott, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832

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Scarlott Family Crest Products


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Scarlott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarlott 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 21 May 2013 at 08:57.

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