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

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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.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skelton. A less common occupation for the Skelton family was Labourer. The most common Skelton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Skelton's were Farmers.

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Skelton Historical Records

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Skelton Life Expectancy

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