Sconce History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sconce family

The surname Sconce was first found in Stirling (Gaelic: Siorrachd Sruighlea), a former county in central Scotland, which now makes up parts of the Council Areas of East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire and Stirling, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat at Perth.

Early History of the Sconce family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sconce research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 174 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Sconce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sconce Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sconce, Sconescroft, Sconeshauch, Sconse, Scone and others.

Early Notables of the Sconce family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Sconce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Sconce family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Sconce (post 1700) +

  • Harvey J. Sconce, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932 [1]


The Sconce Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vigilate
Motto Translation: Watch.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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