Scotney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scotney family

The surname Scotney 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] [2] 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] 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]

Early History of the Scotney family

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Scotney Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Scotney family (pre 1700)

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United States Scotney migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scotney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Scotney, who settled in America in 1804
  • Thomas Scotney, who landed in America in 1804 [4]
Scotney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Eveline Scotney, aged 23, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1912

Canada Scotney migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scotney Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Robert Scotney, aged 34, who settled in Prince Albert, Canada, in 1923

Australia Scotney migration to Australia +

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

Scotney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Scotney, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • William Scotney, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" [6]
  • Sarah Scotney, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

Contemporary Notables of the name Scotney (post 1700) +

  • Tom Markley Scotney (1897-1959), British founder of Tom M. Scotney Ltd, a former British timber and joinery and timber construction business in St. Ives, Huntingdonshire in 1920
  • Evelyn Scotney (1896-1967), Australian coloratura soprano

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved on Facebook
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