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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

789,493 Historical Documents with Skaggs on Ancestry
90,215 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,461 Military Records
1,001 Immigration Records
41,884 Census and Voter Lists
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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
    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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