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Skog Family History

Skog Name Meaning

Swedish and Norwegian: from the vocabulary word skog ‘wood’, ‘copse’. In Norwegian, this is often a topographic name for someone who lived by a wood or copse, but as a Swedish surname it is generally ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Skop, Ko, Spong, Skoog, Sokol, Seng, Skov, Kos, Rog, Soga

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Where is the Skog family from?

You can see how Skog families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skog family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Skog families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 30 Skog families living in Minnesota. This was about 73% of all the recorded Skog's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Skog families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Skog surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Skog ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Skog. 37% of Skog men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Skog women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skog were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Piece Cutter
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    22%
  • Maid
    22%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • New Worker
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Skog. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skog census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Skog. 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 Cards

There are 624 military records available for the last name Skog. For the veterans among your Skog ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skog lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Skog life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Skog in 1958 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

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