The name Screvane was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Screvane is a name for a writer to the court.
This name comes from the Old French word scriven,
which was the title of the person employed to keep official records of trials.
Early Origins of the Screvane family
The surname Screvane was first found in Scriven, a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire
. The township comprises about 1598 acres, and includes the villages of Scriven and Tentergate, which latter forms part of the town of Knaresborough. The place name was derived from The Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
entry Scrauing(h) which in turn was derived from the Old English expression "Hollow place with pits" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Screvane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Screvane research.Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1609, 1608, 1609, 1609, 1629 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Screvane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Screvane 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 Scriven, Scrivener, Scrivenor, Scrivner and others.
Early Notables of the Screvane family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Matthew Scrivener (1580-1609), an English colonist in Virginia, Colonial Governor of Virginia (1608-1609.) Born in Suffolk
, he drowned at the age of 28 with eight other colonists, while attempting to... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Screvane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Screvane family to Ireland
Some of the Screvane family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Screvane family to the New World and Oceana
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 Screvane or a variant listed above: Arthur Scriven settled in Virginia in 1663; John Scriven settled in Barbados in 1665; Nathanial Scriven settled in Nevis in 1663; Robert Scriven settled in Virginia in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Screvane (post 1700)
- Paul R. Screvane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964 ; Candidate in primary for Mayor of New York City, New York, 1965 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html