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Scrivner is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Scrivner 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.

Scrivner Early Origins



The surname Scrivner 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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Scrivner Spelling Variations


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Scrivner 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 Scrivner family name include Scriven, Scrivener, Scrivenor, Scrivner and others.

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Scrivner Early History


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Scrivner Early History



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

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Scrivner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scrivner Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Scrivner In Ireland


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Scrivner In Ireland



Some of the Scrivner 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



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 Scrivner family to immigrate North America: 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scrivner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scrivner (post 1700)



  • J. J. Scrivner, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 5th District, 1875-77
  • Errett Power Scrivner (1898-1978), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1943-59
  • Carl Scrivner, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Arlington, Texas, 2011
  • Clayton Scrivner (b. 1976), American drummer for the band The Rodeo Boys
  • Errett Power Scrivner (1898-1978), American politician, U.S. Representative from Kansas

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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)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Scrivner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scrivner 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.

This page was last modified on 17 September 2016 at 16:56.

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