Skerritt Family History

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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

What did your Skerritt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Skerritt. 20% of Skerritt men worked as a Bricklayer and 79% of Skerritt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skerritt were Railway Signalman and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Police Constable
  • Store Keeper (cyele Workes)
  • Railway Signalman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
  • Housewife

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

Skerritt Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Skerritt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Skerritt. For the veterans among your Skerritt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skerritt Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Skerritt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Skerritt in 1957 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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