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The origins the old family name Skarlot can be found within medieval Scotland. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Scotland, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Skarlot family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Skarlot was an occupational name for a person who dyed bright fabrics. Interestingly, the name Skarlot was derived from the Old French word "escarlet," meaning "scarlet," and indicating one of the bright colors in which the bearer dealt.

Skarlot Early Origins



The surname Skarlot was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy. Undoubtedly, one of the most famous records of the the name was Will Scarlet, (Scarlett, Scarlock, Scadlock, Scatheloke, and Scathelocke) a prominent member of Robin Hood's Merry Men who first appeared in the oldest surviving Robin Hood ballad, A Gest of Robyn Hode, printed between 1492 and 1534.

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Skarlot Spelling Variations


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Skarlot Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Scarlett, Scarlet, Scarlot, Scarlott and others.

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Skarlot Early History


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Skarlot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skarlot research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 130 and 1307 are included under the topic Early Skarlot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skarlot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skarlot Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Skarlot 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 or some of its variants were: John Scarlet arrived in New England in 1630; Samuel Scarlett settled in Boston in 1630; John Scarlett settled in New York in 1820; Catherine, James, Robert Scarlett all arrived in Philadelphia between 1775 and 1840.

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    Other References

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    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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    The Skarlot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skarlot 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 May 2013 at 08:57.

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