The Scoggens surname is of uncertain origin, but was related to a Middle English word used to describe 'stunted growth' of foliage.
Early Origins of the Scoggens family
The surname Scoggens was first found in Peebles-shire in the lands of Stobo where they held a family seat
at Scrogges from the 12th century.
Henry Scoggin or Scogan (1361?-1407), was an English poet and belonged to a Norfolk family which owned much land in the county. Henry was probably educated at Oxford. In 1391 he succeeded his brother John as Lord of Haviles. On one of his trips to London, he met Chaucer of whom he became a close friend. In fact, Chaucer wrote a short poem about him entitled 'Lenvoy a Scogan' in 1393. CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Early History of the Scoggens family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scoggens research.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1436, 1449, 1439, 1623, 1683, 1678, 1681, 1639, 1669, 1669, 1652 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Scoggens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Scoggens Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Scroggs, Scrogges, Scrogs, Scroggis, Scruggs, Scroggin, Scroggins and many more.
Early Notables of the Scoggens family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir William Scroggs (1623-1683), an English jurist, who became Lord Chief Justice of England
(1678-1681) who presided over some of the Popish Plot trials. His daughter Ann married into the distinguished Popham family of Littlecott.
Sir William's parents is somewhat doubtful, but his father, who is described as William Scroggs of Deddington 'pleb.', was probably a... Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scoggens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Scoggens family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Scruggs, who settled in Virginia in 1655; and Thomas Scruggs, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630.
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- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print