Scotford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Scotford 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 Scotford family

The surname Scotford 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 Scotford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scotford 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 Scotford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scotford Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scott, Scot and others.

Early Notables of the Scotford 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 Scotford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Scotford family to Ireland

Some of the Scotford 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.


United States Scotford migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scotford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Scotford, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]


  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)


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