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Some surnames are derived from the occupation of the person who first held the name. Scrimger is most likely such a name, referring to one who was a fencing-master, coming from the old French "eskermisseour", meaning "fencer" and which came in turn from the old high German word "skirmen", which meant "to defend". Such fencing-masters always found plentiful employment in medieval Europe, though they were officially banned from some large cities, such as London, because they could be a dangerous influence on others. Notice the similarities between the name Scrimger and the modern English word "skirmisher".

Scrimger Early Origins



The surname Scrimger was first found in Fife, where some records speak of a Clan Scrymgeour, who held the position of hereditary standard-bearers of Scotland. One of them, known originally as Alexander, son of Colyn, son of Carun, obtained in 1293 a lease of the land or Torr from Thomas de Kylmaron for his services in this position of standard-bearer. By 1298, Alexander had adopted the name 'Skirmeschur' and had a charter for some lands near Dundee from Sir William Wallace, Guardian of the Kingdom. Along with the lands came the title of Constable of the Castle of Dundee and this became a hereditary office of the Chief of the Scrimgeours. Eight years later, he was taken as a prisoner of war and was hung at Newcastle-on-Tyne on the express orders of Edward I.

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Scrimger Spelling Variations


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Scrimger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Scrimgeor, Scrimshaw, Scrimshawe, Scrimshire, Scrimsger, Scrymgeour, Scrymgeor, Scrimger and many more.

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Scrimger Early History


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Scrimger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scrimger research. Another 559 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1572, 1538 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Scrimger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scrimger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scrimger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Henry Scrimgeour or Scrymgeour (c. 1505-1572), Scottish born diplomat and book collector; John Scrimgeour of Myres Castle, Fife who was Master of Work for royal buildings for James V and...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scrimger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scrimger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I. R. Scrimger, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Trinidad" from Hamilton, Bermuda [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMN-TJD : 6 December 2014), I. R. Scrimger, 26 Feb 1894; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Trinidad, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Scrimger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte G. Scrimger, aged 64, originally from Montreal, Canada, who arrived in New York in 1916 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Falmouth, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ4B-VY8 : 6 December 2014), Charlotte G. Scrimger, 21 Aug 1916; citing departure port Falmouth, England, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Charles Scrimger, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Favorita" from Kingston, Jamaica [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JND2-9P1 : 6 December 2014), Charles Scrimger, 18 Dec 1923; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Favorita, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scrimger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scrimger (post 1700)



  • Richard Scrimger (b. 1957), Canadian writer, author of fourteen books since 1996, best known for his children's literature
  • Captain Francis Alexander Caron Scrimger VC (1880-1937), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Francis Scrimger. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Francis Scrimger. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Alexander_Caron_Scrimger

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dissipate
Motto Translation: Dispursed.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMN-TJD : 6 December 2014), I. R. Scrimger, 26 Feb 1894; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Trinidad, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ4B-VY8 : 6 December 2014), Charlotte G. Scrimger, 21 Aug 1916; citing departure port Falmouth, England, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JND2-9P1 : 6 December 2014), Charles Scrimger, 18 Dec 1923; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Favorita, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ Francis Scrimger. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Francis Scrimger. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Alexander_Caron_Scrimger

Other References

  1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  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. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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The Scrimger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scrimger 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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