Scoggin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Scoggin surname is of uncertain origin, but was related to a Middle English word used to describe 'stunted growth' of foliage.

Early Origins of the Scoggin family

The surname Scoggin 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. [1]

Early History of the Scoggin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scoggin 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 Scoggin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scoggin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scroggs, Scrogges, Scrogs, Scroggis, Scruggs, Scroggin, Scroggins and many more.

Early Notables of the Scoggin 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 Scoggin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Scoggin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scoggin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Geo Scoggin, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [2]
Scoggin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jonas Scoggin, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799 [2]
Scoggin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W G Scoggin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Scoggin (post 1700) +

  • Dan Scoggin (b. 1937), American businessman, founder of T.G.I. Friday's in 1965
  • Margaret Clara Scoggin (1905-1968), American librarian, named No. 80 in the American Libraries article “100 of the most important leaders we had in the 20th century"
  • Mathew "Matt" Aaron Scoggin (b. 1963), Japanese-born, American silver medalist diver at the 1987 Pan American Games
  • Sharon Scoggin, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kansas, 1972 [3]


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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