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The name Scranton arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Scranton family lived in Nottinghamshire, at the manor of Screveton, from where they took their name.

Scranton Early Origins



The surname Scranton was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Screveton. The manor was originally Escreventone, which transitionally emerged as Screveton, and was locally pronounced Screeton or Screaton. Conjecturally, this distinguished family are descended from Roger de Bully, the holder of the manor from the Bishop of Bayeux.

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Scranton Spelling Variations


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Scranton Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Screeton, Screton, Screaton, Scratten, Scretton, Screveton, Scratton and many more.

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Scranton Early History


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Scranton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scranton research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scranton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scranton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scranton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scranton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Scranton or a variant listed above:

Scranton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Scranton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scranton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scranton (post 1700)



  • Mary Lowe Scranton (1918-2015), American consultant, community advocate and and philanthropist, the First Lady of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967
  • Mary F. Scranton (1832-1909), American Methodist Episcopal Church missionary
  • James Dean "Jim" Scranton (b. 1960), American former Major League Baseball infielder for the Kansas City Royals in 1984 and 1985
  • Deborah Scranton (b. 2012), Jewish American director, best known for her work on The War Tapes and Earth Made Of Glass, winner of a Peabody Award
  • George Whitfield Scranton (1811-1861), American Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1859-1861)
  • Joseph Augustine Scranton (1838-1908), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1881-1883)
  • Nancy Scranton (b. 1961), American professional LPGA golfer
  • William Worthington Scranton III (b. 1947), American politician, the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1987
  • William Warren Scranton (1917-2013), American Republican Party politician, the 38th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967, United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1976 to 1977
  • C. W. Scranton, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Orange, 1912 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Scranton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scranton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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