Scotton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scotton family

The surname Scotton was first found in Scotton at various villages so named throughout England. They include: Scotton, a village and civil parish in Lincolnshire, where the 2001 census lists a population of 531; Scotton, a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire; and Scotton, a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire. Accordingly, Yorkshire is the most likely place from where the surname originates. As far as the Scottow variant, Scottow is a village and civil parish in Norfolk.

Early History of the Scotton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scotton research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1250, 1618, 1698, 1634, 1639, 1639 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Scotton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scotton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scottow, Scottau, Scottaugh and others.

Early Notables of the Scotton family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Joshua Scottow (1618-1698) English born, colonial American merchant and author of two histories of early New England. "He seems to have come of a Suffolk family and went out to Massachusetts with his widowed mother, Thomasina Scottow, about 1634. He was admitted a member of...
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scotton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Scotton family to Ireland

Some of the Scotton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Scotton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scotton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Scotton, aged 30, who settled in America from Norwich, in 1904
  • Eliza Scotton, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Norwich, in 1904
  • Frank Scotton, aged 1, who landed in America from Norwich, in 1904
  • Jack Scotton, aged 3, who immigrated to America from Norwich, in 1904
  • Thomas Scotton, aged 57, who landed in America from London, England, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Scotton (post 1700) +

  • William Henry Scotton (1856-1893), English cricketer
  • Richard "Dick" Bailey Scotton AO, Australian health economist, best known as the original author of the Australian Medicare program


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