The ancestors of the name Skarbrige date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Skarbrige family
The surname Skarbrige 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 Skarbrige family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skarbrige 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 Skarbrige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Skarbrige Spelling Variations
Skarbrige has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Skarbrige have been found, including Scarbrough, Scarboro, Scarborough, Scasbridge, Scarbrow, Scarburg, Scarburgh, Scarsbridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Skarbrige 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 Skarbrige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Skarbrige family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Skarbriges to arrive on North American shores: 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.