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Screeton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Screeton is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Screeton family lived in Nottinghamshire, at the manor of Screveton, from where they took their name.

Early Origins of the Screeton family

The surname Screeton 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 Screeton family

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Screeton Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Screeton, Screton, Screaton, Scratten, Scretton, Screveton, Scratton and many more.

Early Notables of the Screeton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Screeton family to the New World and Oceana

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Screeton name or one of its variants: Sisley Scratton settled in Virginia in 1649; John Screton settled in Barbados in 1678 with servant.

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