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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The surname Scotforth 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.

Scotforth Early Origins



The surname Scotforth 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.

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Scotforth Spelling Variations


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Scotforth Spelling Variations



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

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Scotforth Early History


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Scotforth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scotforth research. Another 229 words (16 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 Scotforth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scotforth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scotforth Early Notables (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...

Another 78 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scotforth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scotforth In Ireland


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Scotforth In Ireland



Some of the Scotforth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 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: 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Scotforth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scotforth 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 26 July 2013 at 10:59.

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