England by the ancestors of the Scryvent family when they migrated with the great wave that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Scryvent 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.
Early Origins of the Scryvent family
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 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" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Scryvent family
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Scryvent Spelling Variations
hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Scryvent were recorded, including Scriven, Scrivener, Scrivenor, Scrivner and others.
Early Notables of the Scryvent family (pre 1700)
Suffolk, England, he drowned at the age of 28 with eight other colonists, while attempting to...
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Migration of the Scryvent family to Ireland
Some of the Scryvent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Scryvent family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Scryvent arrived in North America very early: 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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