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

What did your Skipton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Charwoman, Joiner and Lodging House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skipton. 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).

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  • Charwoman

    9%
  • Joiner

    9%
  • Lodging House Keeper

    9%
  • Miner (Coal)

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Skipton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Skipton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Skipton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skipton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Skipton

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Skipton. 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 Skipton. For the veterans among your Skipton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skipton Life Expectancy

What is the average Skipton lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Skipton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Skipton in 1953 was 49, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skipton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skipton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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