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Skaggs Family History

Skaggs Name Meaning
English: probably a variant of Skegg, which Reaney and Wilson describe as a nickname from Old Norse skegg ‘beard’; curiously, though, the modern surname occurs chiefly in Hertfordshire, with very little evidence of it in the north, where it might be expected to be concentrated.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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995 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Skaggs Families

  • Number of Skaggs families
     251 - 499
     84 - 250
     1 - 83
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Skaggs families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Skaggs last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Skaggs Family Origin

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Skaggs Immigration Information

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Skaggs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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