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

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Skeffington Family Origin

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Skeffington Family Occupations

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  • Butcher

    18%
  • Annuitant

    9%
  • Publisher

    9%
  • Brassfinisher (Foreman)

    5%

In 1881, the most common Skeffington occupation in the UK was Butcher. 18% of Skeffington's were Butchers. Butcher, Annuitant and Publisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skeffington. A less common occupation for the Skeffington family was Brassfinisher (Foreman).

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Skeffington Historical Records

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Skeffington Life Expectancy

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