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Skerritt Name Meaning

habitational name from Skirwith in Cumbria, formerly pronounced Skerritt, which was named with Old Norse skjallr ‘resounding’ (a river name or a waterfall) + vath ‘ford’. metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold caraway, from Middle English skirwhit(e) ‘caraway’, ‘water parsnip’ (apparently an alteration of Old French eschervis), a plant cultivated for its tubers, which were used in sauces and medicine.

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


Similar surnames: Merritt, Herriott, Serrato, Skerrett, Sperring, Sherrin, Sherriff

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Skerritt Family Origin

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Skerritt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Barkeeper

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    8%

In 1880, the most common Skerritt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Skerritt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Skerritt family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Barkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skerritt.

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