Skelton Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Skeldon, Skipton, Shelton, Seaton, Welton, Melton, Yelton, Kilton

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Skelton Family Origin

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Skelton Family Occupations

What did your Skelton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skelton. The most common Skelton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Skelton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Skelton family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Skelton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Skelton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Skelton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skelton 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 Skelton. 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 Skelton. For the veterans among your Skelton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skelton Life Expectancy

What is the average Skelton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Skelton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Skelton in 1946 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skelton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skelton 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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