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Early Origins of the Skewes family


The surname Skewes was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, and gave their name to the village of Skeoch near Mauchline, the setting for many of Robert Burns poems.

Early History of the Skewes family


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Skewes Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Skeoch, Skewych, Skeach and others.

Early Notables of the Skewes family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Skewes family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Skewes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Amy Skewes, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Skewes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John Skewes, (b. 1830), aged 25, Cornish shoemaker, from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, he survived the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/wreck_of_emigrant_ship_john_1855.pdf

Skewes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Skewes, aged 38, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  • Henry Skewes, aged 19, a copper miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Isle of Thanet 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/isleofthanet1854.shtml.
  • Miss Christina Skewes, (b. 1832), aged 22, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 11th January 1854 aboard the ship "Merchantman" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 29th April 1854 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Miss Elizabeth Skewes, (b. 1826), aged 28, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 5th September 1854 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25th December 1854 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Mr. Thomas Skewes, (b. 1830), aged 26, Cornish labourer departing from Plymouth on 20th February 1856 aboard the ship "Fairlie" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 4th June 1856 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Skewes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Skewes, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Baltasara" in 1854
  • Mr. William Skewes, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Baltasara" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 20th January 1854 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Walter T. Skewes, aged 22, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Elizabeth A. Skewes, aged 22, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Walter Skewes, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Skewes (post 1700)


  • Ruth T. Skewes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948 (alternate), 1956 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sir Thomas Skewes -Cox (1849-1912), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Kingston (1895-1906)
  • Kenneth James Skewes (b. 1984), Australian cricketer who played for the Southern Redbacks
  • Stanley Skewes (1899-1988), South African mathematician who discovered the eponymous Skewes number in 1933

Historic Events for the Skewes family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Percy Francis Skewes (1914-1941), Australian Schoolmaster from Mt. Tamborine, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/wreck_of_emigrant_ship_john_1855.pdf
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Isle of Thanet 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/isleofthanet1854.shtml.
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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