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Scarlet Family HistoryThis unusual name is of Norman French origin and is a metonymic occupational surname for a dyer or a seller of rich, brightly coloured cloth, often of a brilliant, vivid red colour. The derivation of the name is from the Old French word "Escarlate", scarlet, which by 1182 was already being used as the name of a cloth, particularly bright red cloth. The ultimate derivation is from the Latin "Scarlata". The modern surname can be found in either of two forms; Scarlet or Scarlett. One Gregory Skarlett is listed in the University of Oxford's Register for 1506.
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