Origin of the Name Scruggs
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. The name Scruggs is usually of English descent and is most likely of nickname origin, describing a person of somewhat stunted growth or a person of short stature. Variants of this name include Scrugs, Scrugg, Scroog, Scroogs and Scroggin. Notable bearers of the name include the author, Allen Franklin Scruggs, 1803-1902, and Jan C. Scruggs, Founder and President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. A coat of arms or family crest is an ancient and distinctive design the origin of which dates back over a millennium. Initially these armorial bearings were first used by feudal lords and warriors on the field of battle as a means of identification but later became extant among the general population. While some coats of arms refer to individuals others refer to groups of people who bear the same name. From England the name Scruggs spread to the rest of Europe and from there to America, Canada, Australia and the new world beyond.
The Scruggs coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Scruggs descendants.