The Scoggins surname is of uncertain origin, but was related to a Middle English word used to describe 'stunted growth' of foliage.
Early Origins of the Scoggins family
The surname Scoggins 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 Scoggins family
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Scoggins Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Scroggs, Scrogges, Scrogs, Scroggis, Scruggs, Scroggin, Scroggins and many more.
Early Notables of the Scoggins 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 Scoggins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Scoggins family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Scoggins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ethel Ida Scoggins, aged 27, who landed in America from London, in 1905
- Laura Louisa Scoggins, aged 31, who settled in America from Norwich, England, in 1907
- Hartford Scoggins, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
- William Scoggins, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Scoggins (post 1700)
- Tracy Scoggins (b. 1953), American actress, best known for her roles as Cat Grant in the television series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
- Myles W. Scoggins, American academic, 16th President of the Colorado School of Mines
- Jerry Scoggins (1913-2004), American country singer, best remembered for singing "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the theme song to the 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies"
- Dennis Scoggins, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1982 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Krysta Scoggins, Canadian country singer
Scoggins Family Crest Products
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html