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

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Skipton Family Origin

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Skipton Family Occupations

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  • Charwoman

    9%
  • Joiner

    9%
  • Lodging House Keeper

    9%
  • Miner (Coal)

    9%

In 1881, the most common Skipton occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 9% of Skipton's were Charwomans. A less common occupation for the Skipton family was Miner (Coal). Charwoman, Joiner and Lodging House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skipton.

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Skipton Historical Records

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Skipton Life Expectancy

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