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Skipwith Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Schipwic, from Old English sceap, scip ‘sheep’ + wic ‘outlying settlement’. Under later Scandinavian influence the initial ‘s’ became ‘sk’ and the second element was changed to -with (Old Norse viðr ‘wood’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Beckwith, Shipwash, Skipper, Skerritt, Longwith, Skilling, Smith

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Skipwith Family Origin

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Skipwith Family Occupations

What did your Skipwith ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Barrister (No Practice) and Hosier Manager were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skipwith. The most common Skipwith occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 13% of Skipwith's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Skipwith family was Late Captn 47 Regiment.

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  • Annuitant

    13%
  • Barrister (No Practice)

    13%
  • Hosier Manager

    13%
  • Late Captn 47 Regiment

    13%

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Skipwith Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

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

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Skipwith Life Expectancy

What is the average Skipwith lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Skipwith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Skipwith in 1955 was 41, and 43 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skipwith

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skipwith 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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