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The name Scriven was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Scriven is 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.

Scriven Early Origins



The surname Scriven 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 [1]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" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Scriven Spelling Variations


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Scriven 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.

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Scriven Early History


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Scriven Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scriven research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1609, 1608, 1609, 1629 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Scriven History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scriven Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scriven Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scriven Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scriven In Ireland


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Scriven In Ireland



Some of the Scriven family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 Scriven or a variant listed above:

Scriven Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Scriven settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Scriven, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Nathanial Scriven settled in Nevis in 1663
  • Arthur Scriven settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Mary Scriven, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scriven Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Scriven, who landed in America in 1760-1763

Scriven Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Scriven, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • John Scriven, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • James Scriven, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies"
  • John Scriven, aged 45, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Neptune"
  • Robert Scriven, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scriven (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scriven (post 1700)



  • Zebulon Scriven, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1814-15
  • Mary Stenson Scriven (b. 1962), United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Timothy John Adam Scriven (b. 1965), first-class cricketer for Somerset (1988 to 1989)
  • Edward Scriven (1775-1841), English engraver
  • Paul James Scriven (b. 1966), Liberal Democrat Leader of Sheffield City Council (2008 to 2011)
  • Henry William Scriven (b. 1951), English Anglican bishop
  • The Rt Rev Augustine Scriven (1852-1916), Anglican priest, Bishop of British Columbia
  • Peter Scriven MBE (1930-1998), founding Artistic Director of the Marionette Theatre of Australia
  • Joseph Medlicott Scriven (1819-1886), Irish poet, best known for his poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
  • Margaret Croft "Peggy" Scriven -Vivian (1912-2001), British tennis champion

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Scriven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scriven 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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