Scragg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Scragg surname is of uncertain origin, but was related to a Middle English word used to describe 'stunted growth' of foliage.

Early Origins of the Scragg family

The surname Scragg was first found in Peebles-shire in the lands of Stobo where they held a family seat at Scrogges from the 12th century.

Henry Scoggin or Scogan (1361?-1407), was an English poet and belonged to a Norfolk family which owned much land in the county. Henry was probably educated at Oxford. In 1391 he succeeded his brother John as Lord of Haviles. On one of his trips to London, he met Chaucer of whom he became a close friend. In fact, Chaucer wrote a short poem about him entitled 'Lenvoy a Scogan' in 1393. [1]

Early History of the Scragg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scragg research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1436, 1449, 1439, 1623, 1683, 1678, 1681, 1639, 1669, 1669, 1652 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Scragg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scragg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scroggs, Scrogges, Scrogs, Scroggis, Scruggs, Scroggin, Scroggins and many more.

Early Notables of the Scragg family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir William Scroggs (1623-1683), an English jurist, who became Lord Chief Justice of England (1678-1681) who presided over some of the Popish Plot trials. His daughter Ann married into the distinguished Popham family of Littlecott. Sir William's parents is somewhat doubtful, but his father, who is described as William Scroggs of Deddington 'pleb.', was probably a...
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scragg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Scragg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scragg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rich Scragg, who landed in Virginia in 1660 [2]

Australia Scragg migration to Australia +

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

Scragg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Dennis Scragg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1850 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Scragg (post 1700) +

  • Kieran Scragg, English musician from Devon, member of the rock band Iko and known for his work with the band The Buffseeds which produced the track Sprarkle Me used in the American medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy
  • Arthur Scragg, English referee at the 1899 FA Cup Final at Crystal Palace, London
  • Jon Scragg, English radio presenter, known for his work on the British Forces Broadcasting Service, Beacon Radio, 2-Ten FM and Radio Mercury


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850SamuelBoddington.htm


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