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Skipwith Family History

Skipwith Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Schipwic, from Old English sceap, scip ‘sheep’ + wic ‘outlying settlement’. Under later Scandinavian influence the initial ‘s’ became ‘sk’ and the second element was changed to -with (Old Norse viðr ‘wood’).

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

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Name Distribution of Skipwith Families

  • Number of Skipwith families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Skipwith families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Skipwith last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Skipwith census records

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Skipwith Family Origin

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Skipwith Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Skipwith

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Skipwith Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Skipwith census records

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Skipwith Civil War Service Records

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