Scrope/Scroope History in Literature
The Ballad of Kinmount Willie
The Ballad of Hughie the Graeme
The Ballad of Flodden FieldThe Ballad of the Battle of AgincourtThe Ballad of Bosworth Field
Coat of Arms
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The Scroope surname may possibly be derived from the French (Norman) “Le Scrob” or “Le Scroop” which may suggest that a man by the name of Scrob born circa 1100 had a livelihood as a “shell fisherman”, or more specifically, a “crab fisherman”, an occupation native to the coast of Normandy or Brittany in France at that time. The name is also said to possibly come from the nickname “Le Scrob”, or “the crab”, given to Richard Le Scrob (Scroop, Scrop, Scrupe), son of Scrob, by jealous Saxons of Edward the Confessor’s court.
Alternatively, some historians believe that the name Scrob is derived from “scrub” or “shrub”, from which the town of Shrewsbury (mentioned in a charter as “Scrobbensi” in 901) is interpreted as the ” town of shrubs”. However, it is possible that this town’s name actually comes from a personal name, of the afforementioned Richard le Scrob, whose Castle was located nearby and who administered this part of the Welsh border region.
Scroope, Scrope, Scroop,
Scrop, Scrupe, Le Scrope
[skrOOp], [lu skrOOp]
Places Named After Scropes/Scroopes
|Scropes/Scroopes in the Domesday Book
Scrope/Scroope Nobility in England
Bolton CastleBolton HallCastle CombeClifton CastleCockerington HallCroft-on-TeesDanby HallEllerton-on-SwaleFelton HallManor of HambledenHorksley ParkLangar HallLangley HallSouth KilvingtonSpennithorneManor of ThorntonUpsall CastleWadworthWarmsworthWalburn Hall