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Scruton Early Origins



The surname Scruton was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Scruton in the North Riding. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census 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)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the family name is descended from Picot, Lord of Aumay, of Exemes, the Count Alan of Brettagne's man, who held the estates in 1086.

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Scruton Spelling Variations


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Scruton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Scruton, Scrutton, Screwton, Screwtone, Scrutone and many more.

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Scruton Early History


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Scruton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scruton research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1364, 1379, and 1568 are included under the topic Early Scruton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scruton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scruton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scruton Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scruton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Scruton, who landed in New York in 1819
  • Willm. Scruton, aged 65, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • John A. Scruton, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1894

Scruton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jesse Scruton, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Leeds, England, in 1910
  • Eliza Scruton, aged 29, who landed in America from Pudsey, England, in 1913
  • George Scruton, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Susannah Scruton, aged 35, who landed in America from Harrogate, England, in 1921
  • Arthur R. K. Scruton, aged 9, who settled in America from Warwick, England, in 1922

Scruton Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ralph Powland Scruton, aged 26, who settled in Creston, British Columbia, Canada, in 1910
  • George Smith Scruton, aged 45, who emigrated to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scruton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scruton (post 1700)



  • Stephen W. Scruton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1940
  • Nick Scruton (b. 1984), English rugby league player
  • Howard Scruton (b. 1962), Canadian former professional NHL hockey player
  • Roger Scruton (b. 1944), British philosopher

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See Also


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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)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Scruton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scruton 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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