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Scopes Early Origins



The surname Scopes was first found in 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." [1]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." [1]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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Scopes Spelling Variations


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Scopes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Scrope, Scroope, Scroop, Scope and others.

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Scopes Early History


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Scopes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scopes research. Another 372 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1403, 1346, 1364, 1371, 1378, 1380, 1350, 1405, 1405, 1601, 1660, 1649 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Scopes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scopes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scopes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Richard le Scrope, 1st 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...

Another 125 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scopes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scopes In Ireland


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Scopes In Ireland



Some of the Scopes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Scopes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scopes (post 1700)



  • J. T. Scopes, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1932

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  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Scopes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scopes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 1 September 2016 at 16:04.

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