The surname Scotach is derived from the proud Boernician
clans of the Scottish-English border region. The Boernicians
, along with the Strathclyde Britons
, were one of the ancient tribes of the Scottish/English Borderlands. These tribes were made up of the clans from which so many Scottish names are derived.
The surname denotes one who came from Scotland, as in 'the Scot.' The double 't' in Scott is now the most common rendition of this name. The Scotts lived in Roxburgh (now part of the region of Borders), Scotland.
Early Origins of the Scotach family
The surname Scotach was first found in Kent
, where a family of Scott have been found in Brabourne since the 14th century. Traditionally, they claim descent from Alexander, a younger brother of John de Baliol, king of Scotland
, who had settled at Chilham Castle, county Kent.
Early History of the Scotach family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scotach research.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1460, 1461, 1512, 1554, 1541, 1745, 1787, 1808, 1350, 1341, 1346, 1423, 1485, 1460, 1461, 1471, 1485, 1471, 1485, 1660, 1645, 1660, 1649, 1685, 1639, 1695 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Scotach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Scotach Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Scotach family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir William Scott (d. c. 1350), English lawyer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench (1341-1346); Sir John Scott (c.
1423-1485), English nobleman of Scott's Hall, who was Sheriff of Kent
(1460-), Comptroller of the household of King Edward IV of England
(1461-), Chamberlain to Edward, Prince of Wales
, Ambassador to Burgundy, Governor of Dover... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scotach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Scotach family to Ireland
Some of the Scotach family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 68 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Scotach family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Scot, who arrived in Virginia in 1606, fourteen years before the "Mayflower"; Elizabeth Scot settled in Barbados in 1667; Goodwife Scott arrived in Virginia in 1623.
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