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Scoteney Early Origins



The surname Scoteney was first found in Sussex where Walter de Scotinis (Scotney) built the Castle of Scotney finishing it in the year 1180. He was steward of the Earl of Gloucester temp. Henry III. He "was hanged on a charge of attempting the life of his master. His descendants continued at Scotney till the reign of Edward III." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Today Scotney Castle is an English country house with formal gardens which are open to the public. The grounds have been used to host Shakespeare productions, notably A Midsummer Night's Dream. "The church [of Lamberhurst] is in the decorated English style, with a square embattled tower surmounted by a low spire, and contains some ancient monuments to the Scotney family, whose sepulchral chapel adjoins the south aisle." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following of the family who were all found in Lincolnshire at that time: Lambert de Scoteni; Thomas de Scoteney; and Peter de Scotenye. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Scoteney Spelling Variations


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Scoteney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Scotney, Scotnie, Scoteny, Scotini and others.

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Scoteney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Scotney settled in America in 1804.

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