Scoon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scoon family

The surname Scoon 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 Scoon family

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

Scoon Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Scoon family (pre 1700)

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United States Scoon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scoon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Scoon, who arrived in New York in 1807 [1]

New Zealand Scoon migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Scoon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Scoon, (b. 1836), aged 28, British farm labourer travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [2]
  • Mr. W. Scoon, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th October 1868 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Scoon (post 1700) +

  • Thompson M. Scoon (d. 1953), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1951-53 [3]


The Scoon 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. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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