Early Origins of the Scope family
Yorkshire where "few families were more important in the 14th and 15th centuries than the noble house of Scrope; their descent is unbroken from the Conquest. Few houses also have been more distinguished by the number of great offices of honour held both in Church and State." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print. The first record in Yorkshire was found in "Bolton, being from the period of Edward I., their principal seat and Barony." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The surname's origin can be traced to "one of King Edward the Confessor's foreign attendants named Richard, to whom the Anglo-Saxons gave the derisory name of Sceope, or 'the Scrub' either on account of some inferior office or perhaps as a merely satirical appellation, and who was one of the few Normans permitted to remain at court after the rest had been driven away." CITATION[CLOSE]
Masham in the North Riding of Yorkshire "was anciently the residence of the baronial family of Scroop, of whom Henry, Lord le Scroop, lord treasurer, and Archbishop Scroop, were both beheaded for high treason in the reign of Henry IV." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Scope family
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Scope Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Scrope, Scroope, Scroop, Scope and others.
Early Notables of the Scope family (pre 1700)
Baron Scrope of Bolton (c. 1327-1403), English soldier and courtier, serving Richard II of England, fought under the Black Prince at the Battle of Crecy (1346), a knight of the shire for Yorkshire in the parliament of 1364, summoned...
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Migration of the Scope family to Ireland
Some of the Scope family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Scope family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Scrope who settled in Virginia in 1651.
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