Skipton Family History
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Skipton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Skipton or Skipton-on-Swale in North Yorkshire. Both places are named with Old English scip ‘sheep’ (with later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Shipton, Skelton, Swinton, Kilton, Kirton, Kimpton, Lipton, Kinton