Show ContentsScoggins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Scoggins surname is a topographic surname derived from the Middle English word scrogge ("brushwood") or 'stunted growth' of foliage. [1] [2] [3]

Early Origins of the Scoggins family

The surname Scoggins was first found in Peebles-shire in the lands of Stobo in Scotland where they held a family seat at Scrogges from the 12th century. [4] [5] "Robert de Scrogges lost his life in the service of David de Lyne, and because of that his son Simon had a grant of the lands of Scrogges, c. 1208, from David de Line, and a few years later he sold the lands to Walter, bishop of Glasgow." [6]

Some of the family were found further south in England where Thomas Scrag was listed in Yorkshire as a Knights Templar in 1185. The Pipe Rolls for Wiltshire included an entry for Osebert Scragg in 1218. [2]

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. [7]

Early History of the Scoggins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scoggins research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1398, 1436, 1439, 1449, 1507, 1508, 1623, 1639, 1652, 1669, 1678, 1681, 1683 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Scoggins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scoggins Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Scoggins family

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...
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Scoggins Ranking

In the United States, the name Scoggins is the 4,064th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [8]


United States Scoggins migration to the United States +

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) +

  • Mitchell L. Scoggins (b. 1955), American politician, member of the Georgia House of Representatives from the 14th District (2019-)
  • Charles Elbert Scoggins (1888-1955), American writer
  • 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 Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1982 [9]
  • Krysta Scoggins, Canadian country singer


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  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  4. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  6. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  7. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  8. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  9. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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