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Welcome to "Scarisbrick - on the Internet"… and a special "Hello" to those of us just known as "Scaz/Skaz" or "Scazzer/Skazzer". I have created this website for the information of all members of the Scarisbrick family and for anyone researching (or just having an interest in) the Scarisbrick name. Whilst researching my family tree I entered "scarisbrick" into the Google search engine and was surprised to see that there were nearly 11,000 responses (there are now 136,000!) On closer investigation I noticed that there were several repeat entries and so, after many hours of filtering and sorting, I have compiled the lists you can now see on this site. I hope that it will significantly reduce the time spent trawling through all those pages of the internet. Most of the information shown on the site has been collated from websites and web pages readily accessible on the internet, using various internet search engines. The UK Electoral Roll information was found on the 192.com website and on UK-Info Disks. I do not, in any way, wish to cause any offence, so if anyone has an objection to their details being shown on this site, please let me know, as soon as possible, via my email address. There are probably many duplicate entries but, until a link has been found between them, I have entered each name, or item, separately. The majority of the information shown on the site was found on the internet during July and August of 2003 but I am reviewing and updating the information as regularly as possible, so please keep returning to the site to check for new or amended entries. If you see any errors please email me directly with details. If you would like to share information with other Scarisbricks or make any comments about the site, please sign the Guestbook or if you are not listed on the site but would like to be, click here. I hope you find the site interesting. Enjoy!
Scarisbrick – The Village
(commonly pronounced as “Scays-brick”) is a village in West Lancashire,
England. It is spread out along the main road between Ormskirk and
parish, the largest in
The village now has its own official website at www.scarisbrick.org.uk which was set up for the benefit of the Scarisbrick community and it also produces a quarterly newsletter sponsored by a grant from the Community Champions Fund which informs residents about what is happening in the village.
Scarisbrick – The Family Name
English surname Scarisbrick, also found as Scarsbrick, Scarsbrook, Scarasbrick,
and Scarrisbrick, is local in origin, belonging to that category of surnames
derived from the name of the place where an original bearer dwelt or where he
once held land. In this instance, therefore, the surname signifies simply
"(descendant of) one who hails from Scarisbrick", this being the name
of the township in the
to the name after this date include one to Thomas Scarysbrig, Doctor of
Divinity registered at the
is believed that the Scarisbrick Coat of Arms was granted to Sir Henry de
Scarisbrick who fought at
The first recorded instance of the arms is in a deed by Sir Henry de Scarisbrick’s son, another Henry de Scarisbrick, dated 1440. This deed has an armorial shield displaying three mullets between two bendlets engrailed; the helmet is surmounted by a dove; the legend is “sigillum henrici scaresbrec” (1).
There is a brass of an
unknown member of the Scarisbrick family in
The Coat of Arms has continued to be used through to the 19th Century, where the last male line of the Scarisbrick family was Charles Scarisbrick (1801-1860) who was the High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1839.
(2) The Monumental Brasses
of Lancashire and
BLAZON OF ARMS: Gules three mullets in bend between two bendlets engrailed argent.
CREST: A dove sable beaked and legged gules holding in the beak an olive branch proper.
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