Screaton is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Screaton family lived in Nottinghamshire
, at the manor of Screveton, from where they took their name.
Early Origins of the Screaton family
The surname Screaton 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.
Early History of the Screaton family
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Screaton Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Screaton family name include Screeton, Screton, Screaton, Scratten, Scretton, Screveton, Scratton and many more.
Early Notables of the Screaton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Screaton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Screaton family to immigrate North America: Sisley Scratton settled in Virginia in 1649; John Screton settled in Barbados in 1678 with servant.
Contemporary Notables of the name Screaton (post 1700)
- John Screaton, Executive
- Gordon Screaton, former Deputy Master of University College, Oxford