Skaggs Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Scaggs, Stagg, Skagen, Wagg, Maggs, Briggs, Spraggs, Daggs, Staggs

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Skaggs Family Origin

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Skaggs Family Occupations

What did your Skaggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Skaggs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Skaggs's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skaggs. A less common occupation for the Skaggs family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Skaggs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Skaggs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skaggs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Skaggs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Skaggs. For the veterans among your Skaggs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skaggs Life Expectancy

What is the average Skaggs lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Skaggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Skaggs in 1941 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skaggs ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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