Scaysbrook Spelling

When we are looking into the Scaysbrook line, many of the records we come accross have a variety of spellings, many seem to be spelt Scarsbrook. and from what I can see certain lines adopted one of the variety of Scarisbrook, Scarsbrook, Scarisbrick, spellings, but we have seen it spelt Skasbrick

From a contact with Mike Scarsbrook, I now have positive links between the Scaysbrook and Scarsbrook lines, thanks to the contact with Mike, who now lives in Turkey. We now go back to about 1560 with a Henry Scarsbrook,

There are one or two sites that concentrate on this line some in the USA and one in Australia, watch this site and I'll load up details in the near future.

The picture to the right is of the Scarisbrick Arms pub C: 1899, Downholland , Cross, Lancashire now a Restaurant, and a classic example of the name spelling, but locals say Scaysbrook !.

According to the Surname database web site:

Recorded in a wide range of spellings including:

  • Scarsbrook,

  • Scarisbrook,

  • Scaysbrook, and

  • Scarisbrick,

  • And as we see from below Skarbreckka

This is an English locational surname. It originates from a place called Scarisbrick, in the county of Lancashire. The placename is derived from the pre 7th century Norse-Viking personal name "Skar", of uncertain etymology, and the Norse "brekka", meaning slope or hill, hence "Skar's hillside". The placename was first recorded as "Scharisbrec" in the Pipe Rolls of Lancashire in circa 1200, and as "Skaresbrek" in the tax rolls known as the 'Feet of Fines' for the county, in 1238. Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. Early examples of the surname recordings include: Thomas Scarysbrig of Devon in the register of students at Oxford University in the year 1508, Anthony Scarsbricke, a mercer of London, in 1615, and Grace Scarsbrooke, who married Edmond Orrell, on June 8th 1690, at Wigan in Lancashire. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Gilbert de Scaresbrec, which was dated circa 1250, at the manor of Scarisbrick, Lancashire. This was during the reign of King Henry 111 of England, 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was often known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Another classic example is the very nice Scaribrick Hotel Southport,