Scroggins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Scroggins surname is of uncertain origin, but was related to a Middle English word used to describe 'stunted growth' of foliage.

Early Origins of the Scroggins family

The surname Scroggins was first found in Peebles-shire in the lands of Stobo where they held a family seat at Scrogges from the 12th century.

Henry Scoggin or Scogan (1361?-1407), was an English poet and belonged to a Norfolk family which owned much land in the county. Henry was probably educated at Oxford. In 1391 he succeeded his brother John as Lord of Haviles. On one of his trips to London, he met Chaucer of whom he became a close friend. In fact, Chaucer wrote a short poem about him entitled 'Lenvoy a Scogan' in 1393. [1]

Early History of the Scroggins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scroggins research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1436, 1449, 1439, 1623, 1683, 1678, 1681, 1639, 1669, 1669, 1652 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Scroggins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scroggins Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scroggs, Scrogges, Scrogs, Scroggis, Scruggs, Scroggin, Scroggins and many more.

Early Notables of the Scroggins family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir William Scroggs (1623-1683), an English jurist, who became Lord Chief Justice of England (1678-1681) who presided over some of the Popish Plot trials. His daughter Ann married into the distinguished Popham family of Littlecott. Sir William's parents is somewhat doubtful, but his father, who is described as William Scroggs of Deddington 'pleb.', was probably a...
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scroggins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Scroggins migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scroggins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Allen C. Scroggins, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Jossie Scroggins, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Lora Scroggins, aged 30, who immigrated to New York, NY, in 1917

Canada Scroggins migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scroggins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jane Scroggins, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834

Contemporary Notables of the name Scroggins (post 1700) +

  • Deborah Scroggins (b. 1961), American journalist and author
  • Tracy Scroggins (b. 1969), retired American NFL linebacker
  • Mike Scroggins (b. 1964), American left-handed professional ten-pin bowler
  • Ted H. Scroggins (1918-1942), United States Navy radioman awarded the Air Medal posthumously, eponym of the USS Scroggins (DE-799)
  • Henry Scroggins, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1884 [2]
  • Doris Scroggins, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 2008 [2]
  • Donnie Scroggins, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008 [2]
  • Brian Scroggins, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2004 [2]
  • Lee Paul Scroggins (b. 1981), English footballer


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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