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Scowle Coat of Arms / Scowle Family Crest

The surname of SCOWLE was a baptismal name 'the son of Scull' an ancient although long forgotten personal name. After the Crusades in Europe, in the 11th 12th and 13th century people began, perhaps unconsciously, to feel the need of a family name, or at least a name in addition to the simple one that had been possessed from birth. The nobles and upper classes, especially those who went on the Crusades, observed the prestige and practical value of an added name, and were quick to take a surname. Early records of the name mention SCOULE (without surname) who was recorded in the year 1195 in County Yorkshire. William Scowle who was recorded in the year 1273 in County Lincolnshire. Edwin Scull of Yorkshire, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Ralph Skull and Margary Turner were married in London in the year 1579. William Adcock and Winifred Skull were married at St. George's, Hanover Square, London in the year 1808. The name was taken to Scotland by early settlers and Roger Scoyle was the burgess of Aberdeen in 1271. Andrea Scoule was documented as being the burgess of Perth in 1432, and William Scowle held land there in 1444. In 1458 the same William witnessed a charter. At first the coat of arms was a practical matter which served a function on the battlefield and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face, and armour encasing the knight from head to foot, the only means of identification for his followers, was the insignia painted on his shield, and embroidered on his surcoat, the draped and flowing garment worn over the armour. During the Middle Ages, when people were unable to read or write, signs were needed for all visual identification. For several centuries city streets in Britain were filled with signs of all kinds, public houses, tradesmen and even private householders found them necessary. This was an age when there were no numbered houses, and an address was a descriptive phrase that made use of a convenient landmark. At this time, coats of arms came into being, for the practical reason that men went into battle heavily armed and were difficult to recognise. It became the custom for them to adorn their helmets with distinctive crests, and to paint their shields with animals and the like. Coats of arms accompanied the development of surnames, becoming hereditary in the same way.

The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard

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Last Updated: Dec. 1st, 2021

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