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Skinner Family History

Skinner Name Meaning
English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals, to be used in the production of fur garments or to be tanned for leather, from an agent derivative of Middle English skin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

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657,522 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
69,720 Military Records
41,360 Immigration Records
553,680 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Skinner Families

  • Number of Skinner families
     353 - 703
     118 - 352
     1 - 117
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Skinner families
     1,345 - 2,687
     449 - 1,344
     1 - 448
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Skinner families
     218 - 433
     73 - 217
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Skinner Family Origin

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Skinner Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Skinner

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Skinner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Skinner census records

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Skinner Civil War Service Records

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