Scothern History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Scothern 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 Scothern family

The surname Scothern 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 Scothern family

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

Scothern Spelling Variations

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

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

Ireland Migration of the Scothern family to Ireland

Some of the Scothern 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.


Australia Scothern migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Scothern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Scothern who was convicted in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Dick" on 2nd October 1820, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • Mr. Pharoah Scothern, British Convict who was convicted in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Elizabeth" on 11th August 1820, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. Robert Scothern, (b. 1803), aged 19, English convict who was convicted in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 13th July 1822, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Scothern (post 1700) +

  • Michael Graeme Scothern (b. 1961), former English cricketer


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 8th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/Dick
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/elizabeth
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eliza


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