Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Scarsbrech family once lived at the village of Scarisbrick, near Ormskirk in Lancashire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old Norwegian Brekka meaning hillside or slope and the Old Danish personal name Skar. Therefore the original meaning of the surname Scarsbrech would be Skar who lived by the hillside.
Early Origins of the Scarsbrech family
Lancashire at Scarisbrick, a village and civil parish that dates back to c. 1200 when it was listed as Scharisbrac and possibly meant "hill-side or slope by a hollow." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) "In the reign of Edward II. the manor appears to have been in the possession of a family of the local name, with whom it continued until conveyed, about the commencement of the present century, by the heiress of the Scarisbricks, to the Ecclestons, who assumed the name of Scarisbrick. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Scarisbrick Hall is a country house located south-east of the village and was the ancestral home of the Scarisbrick family and dates back to the time of King Stephen (1135-1154.) The family has held the property since the 13th century, but was sold in 1946 to become a training college. "Scarisbrick Hall is said to have been erected in the 11th century: it was inhabited by the family in 1567; and was improved, and re-cased in stone, in 1814." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Scarsbrech family
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Scarsbrech Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Scarsbrech family name include Scarisbrick, Scarasbrick, Scaresbrick and others.
Early Notables of the Scarsbrech family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Scarsbrech family to Ireland
Some of the Scarsbrech family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Scarsbrech family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Scarsbrech surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Scarsbrick who settled in New England in 1625.
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