Scroop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Scroop family

The surname Scroop was first found in Yorkshire where "few families were more important in the 14th and 15th centuries than the noble house of Scrope; their descent is unbroken from the Conquest. Few houses also have been more distinguished by the number of great offices of honour held both in Church and State." [1] The first record in Yorkshire was found in "Bolton, being from the period of Edward I., their principal seat and Barony." [1]

The surname's origin can be traced to "one of King Edward the Confessor's foreign attendants named Richard, to whom the Anglo-Saxons gave the derisory name of Sceope, or 'the Scrub' either on account of some inferior office or perhaps as a merely satirical appellation, and who was one of the few Normans permitted to remain at court after the rest had been driven away." [2]

Masham in the North Riding of Yorkshire "was anciently the residence of the baronial family of Scroop, of whom Henry, Lord le Scroop, lord treasurer, and Archbishop Scroop, were both beheaded for high treason in the reign of Henry IV." [3]

Early History of the Scroop family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scroop research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1403, 1346, 1364, 1371, 1378, 1380, 1350, 1405, 1405, 1601, 1660, 1649 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Scroop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scroop Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Scrope, Scroope, Scroop, Scope and others.

Early Notables of the Scroop family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Richard le Scrope, 1st Baron Scrope of Bolton (c. 1327-1403), English soldier and courtier, serving Richard II of England, fought under the Black Prince at the Battle of Crecy (1346), a knight of the shire for Yorkshire in the parliament of 1364, summoned to the upper house as a Baron by writ (1371), became Lord High Treasurer and Keeper of the Great Seal, became Lord Chancellor (1378), resinged in 1380 when governemtn collapsed, after his successor was beheaded, took up...
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Migration of the Scroop family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Scrope who settled in Virginia in 1651.



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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