Scobie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scobie family

The surname Scobie was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Scobie family

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Scobie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scobie, Scobbie and others.

Early Notables of the Scobie family (pre 1700)

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United States Scobie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scobie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nathaniel Scobie, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820
  • Jane Scobie and her husband settled in New York State in 1822
  • John Scobie, who landed in Florida in 1840 [1]
  • William Scobie, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]

New Zealand Scobie migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Scobie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Scobie, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Warwick" in 1879
  • Susannah Scobie, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Warwick" in 1879
  • Miss Sarah E. Scobie (Scoble), (b. 1855), aged 28, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Westland" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand in 1883 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Scobie (post 1700) +

  • Bradford Scobie, American New York City performance artist and comedian
  • The Reverend Jonathan Scobie (1827-1897), American Baptist minister and missionary in Yokohama, Japan who some claim invented the first rickshaw around 1869
  • Jason Scobie (b. 1978), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Wallace Duncan Smith Scobie (b. 1934), retired amateur Scottish football right back who played in the Scottish League for Queen's Park (1956-1957)
  • Robert Scobie (1831-1909), Scottish-born, Australian politician from Stirlingshire, Member for Hunter (1889–1894)
  • Eric Scobie (b. 1952), Scottish / Norwegian author and journalist who works mainly from Norway
  • James Scobie (1826-1854), Scottish gold digger who was murdered at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, his death indirectly led to the Eureka Rebellion
  • Rona Scobie, Scottish pop singer
  • Margaret Scobie (b. 1948), Australian Aboriginal artist from the Anmatyerre community
  • James Scobie (1860-1940), Australian jockey and racehorse trainer from Ararat, Victoria, Australia
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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