The name Skarboroh is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the county of Yorkshire
, where they held the manor of Scarborough. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English Skaroisburg,
which was brought into England
during the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Skarboroh family
The surname Skarboroh was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Skarboroh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skarboroh research.Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1693, 1584, 1635, 1617, 1671, 1642, 1671, 1645 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Skarboroh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Skarboroh Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Skarboroh has been spelled many different ways, including Scarbrough, Scarboro, Scarborough, Scasbridge, Scarbrow, Scarburg, Scarburgh, Scarsbridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Skarboroh family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Charles Scarborough MP FRS
FRCP (1615-1693), an English physician and mathematician; Captain Edmund Scarborough (1584-1635), English barrister and graduate of Caius College... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skarboroh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Skarboroh family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Skarborohs to arrive in North America: Hannah Scarborough who settled in Virginia with her husband Mathew in 1635; Thomas Scarbourgh settled in Virginia in 1639; Richard Scarbrow settled in Virginia in 1656.