Skeffington Family History
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Skeffington Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, so called from Old English Sceaftingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Sceaft’, a byname meaning ‘shaft’, ‘spear’. The initial consonant was modified from ‘sh’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Heffington, Huffington, Kennington, Pennington, Ellington, Remington