The history of the Skarbrow family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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 Skarbrow family
The surname Skarbrow 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 Skarbrow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skarbrow 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 Skarbrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Skarbrow Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Skarbrow include Scarbrough, Scarboro, Scarborough, Scasbridge, Scarbrow, Scarburg, Scarburgh, Scarsbridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Skarbrow 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 Skarbrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Skarbrow family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Skarbrow or a variant listed above: 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.