Scruggs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Scruggs family

The surname Scruggs 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 Scruggs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scruggs 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 Scruggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scruggs Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Scruggs 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...
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Scruggs Ranking

In the United States, the name Scruggs is the 1,538th most popular surname with an estimated 19,896 people with that name. [2]

United States Scruggs migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scruggs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Scruggs, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Thomas Scruggs, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1635 [3]
  • William Scruggs, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1654 [3]
  • Rich Scruggs, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [3]
  • Richard Scruggs, who settled in Virginia in 1655
Scruggs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R. M. Scruggs, aged 76, who immigrated to the United States, in 1897
  • Wm. L. Scruggs, aged 61, who landed in America, in 1897
Scruggs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Daniel Scruggs, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Thedore Scruggs, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Theodora Scruggs, aged 31, who settled in New York, in 1914
  • Charles E. Scruggs, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Marshall Scruggs, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Scruggs (post 1700) +

  • Xavier Scruggs (b. 1987), American Major League Baseball first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Anthony Raymond "Tony" Scruggs (b. 1966), American Major League Baseball left fielder for the Texas Rangers in 1991
  • Elaine Scruggs, American politician, Mayor of Glendale, Arizona
  • Joe Scruggs (b. 1951), retired American singer-songwriter
  • William Lindsay Scruggs (1836-1912), American author, lawyer, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Colombia (1873-1876) and (1882-1885), United States Ambassador to Venezuela (1889-1892)
  • Lauren Scruggs (b. 1988), American fashion journalist and blogger
  • Greg Scruggs (b. 1990), American NFL football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks
  • Irene Scruggs (1901-1981), American Piedmont blues and country blues singer
  • Chris Scruggs (b. 1982), American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, grandson of Earl Scruggs
  • Jan Scruggs, American founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, he received the Samuel S. Beard Award for Greatest Public Service by an Individual in 1983
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Jack Leo Scruggs, American Musician Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [4]

Suggested Readings for the name Scruggs +

  • Scruggs Piper Connections by Jane Melonie Scruggs Piper.
  • Diary of Allen Franklin Scruggs 1803-1902 by Allen Franklin Scruggs.

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook
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