Scotson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Scotson 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 Scotson family
The surname Scotson 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 Scotson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scotson 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 Scotson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Scotson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Scott, Scot and others.
Early Notables of the Scotson 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...
Migration of the Scotson family to Ireland
Some of the Scotson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Scotson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century