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Skelton Family History

Skelton Name Meaning
Northern English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, originally named with the same elements as Shelton, but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence. The surname has also been established in Ireland for four or five centuries.

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

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203,132 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,934 Military Records
10,813 Immigration Records
131,040 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Skelton Families

  • Number of Skelton families
     65 - 127
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Skelton families
     542 - 1,081
     181 - 541
     1 - 180
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Skelton families
     41 - 80
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Skelton Family Origin

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Skelton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Skelton

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Skelton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Skelton Civil War Service Records

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