Scarsbrige is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having 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 Scarsbrige family
The surname Scarsbrige 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 Scarsbrige family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scarsbrige 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 Scarsbrige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Scarsbrige Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Scarsbrige has been recorded under many different variations, including Scarbrough, Scarboro, Scarborough, Scasbridge, Scarbrow, Scarburg, Scarburgh, Scarsbridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Scarsbrige 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 Scarsbrige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Scarsbrige family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Scarsbrige 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.