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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

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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
  • William Worthington III Scranton (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1979-87; Defeated, 1986
  • William Warren Scranton (1917-2013), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1961-63; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1963-67; Candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964
  • W. R. Scranton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Guilford, 1918
  • Sereno H. Scranton, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 6th District, 1870
  • Marion Margery Scranton (b. 1884), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1922-34; Vice-chair of Pennsylvania Republican Party, 1926-28
  • S. Arthur Scranton, American politician, First Selectman of Madison, Connecticut, 1899
  • Judith L. Scranton, American Republican politician, Social worker; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 66th District, 2001
  • Joseph Augustine Scranton (1838-1908), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1881-83, 1885-87, 1889-91, 1893-97; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888, 1908
  • George Whitfield Scranton (1811-1861), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1859-61
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    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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