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Early Origins of the Scattergood family

The surname Scattergood was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the year 1219 when Henry Skattergot held estates in that shire. 1 The same source claims the name literally the name means "'scatter goods', a nickname for a spendthrift or, possibly, for a philanthropist." Years later Walter Skatergod was listed in the Assize Rolls for Bedfordshire in 1247; and Robgrt Scatergod was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1327. 1

The name descends from the Anglo Saxon pre Conquest Ceaddagod, to Shadgod, to Scattergod, to Scattergood and even Scattersett. 2

Scattergood Baines is a 1941 American comedy-drama film that was based on a novel by Clarence Budington Kelland. The sequel Scattergood Pulls the Strings is another American comedy film produced the same year. A radio version of the character Scattergood was popular during the days of live radio.

Early History of the Scattergood family

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Scattergood Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scattergood, Scatergood, Scatergod, Scatterset, Scattersett, Skattergood, Scatergude, Scaddergoo, Skaddergood and many more.

Early Notables of the Scattergood family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Anthony Scattergood (or Antony) (1611-1687), an English clergyman and scholar from Chaddesden, Derbyshire...

United States Scattergood migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scattergood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Scattergood, who landed in New Jersey in 1676 3
Scattergood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Scattergood, who settled in America in 1750
Scattergood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Scattergood, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Joseph H. Scattergood, who settled in Philadelphia in 1871
  • Gisborne Scattergood, who settled in Illinois in 1885
Scattergood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Scattergood, who arrived in Illinois in 1900

Australia Scattergood migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Scattergood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

West Indies Scattergood migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 5
Scattergood Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Scattergood, who arrived in Jamaica in 1675

Contemporary Notables of the name Scattergood (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Henry Scattergood (1877-1953), American cricketer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Kenneth "Ken" Scattergood (1912-1988), English footballer who played from 1931 to 1936
  • Ernald Oak Scattergood (1887-1932), English international footballer who played 192 times from 1907 to 1925; he represented the England National Team in 1913
  • Polly Scattergood (b. 1986), English singer-songwriter from Wivenhoe, Essex
  • Mr. John Scattergood, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1687 to 1688

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Frederick J Scattergood (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Earlsdon, Coventry, England, who sailed into battle and died in the HMS Hood sinking 6

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from
  6. H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook