Origins Available: English
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.
Early Origins of the Scotforth family
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.
Early History of the Scotforth family
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.
Scotforth Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Scotforth 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... 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.
Migration of the Scotforth family to 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.
Migration of the Scotforth 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.