Scogin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Scogin family

The surname Scogin 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 Scogin family

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

Scogin Spelling Variations

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

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


United States Scogin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scogin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Martha Scogin, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905

Contemporary Notables of the name Scogin (post 1700) +

  • Mack Scogin, American co-founder of the Atlanta, Georgia architectural firm Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
  • Forrest Scogin, American professor of clinical psychology at the University of Alabama
  • Josh Scogin (b. 1981), American musician, vocalist for the American band, The Chariot
  • Edward "Ed" C. Scogin (1921-1999), American politician, Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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