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On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the McSkimming family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from a Breton personal name. McSkimming is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname comes from a Breton personal name, which contained the first component, cam, which means bent or crooked. The name came to England with the Norman settlers after William the Conqueror's success at the Battle of Hastings. It was not long, however, before many members of the McSkimming family became dissatisfied with William's rule. In rebellion, many of them fled north, into Scotland, where they were granted lands by King Malcolm Canmore. In Scotland, this family settled in the county of Northumberland, beginning in 1070.

McSkimming Early Origins



The surname McSkimming was first found in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire in England, in the 12th and 13th centuries. Robert of Comyn (Comines,) a noble who accompanied William the Conqueror and was made Earl of Northumberland.

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McSkimming Spelling Variations


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McSkimming Spelling Variations



In various documents McSkimming has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.

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McSkimming Early History


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McSkimming Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McSkimming research. Another 694 words (50 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1133, 1153, 1258, 1263, 1264, 1275, 1286, 1289, 1296, 1302, and 1306 are included under the topic Early McSkimming History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McSkimming Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McSkimming Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Alexander Comyn (d. 1289), Earl of Buchan, a Scotish-Norman nobleman, son of William Comyn and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McSkimming Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McSkimming In Ireland


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McSkimming In Ireland



Some of the McSkimming family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McSkimming or a variant listed above:

McSkimming Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McSkimming, who landed in America in 1856
  • William McSkimming, who arrived in America in 1856

McSkimming Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James McSkimming, aged 38, a weaver, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • John McSkimming, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McSkimming (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McSkimming (post 1700)



  • Florence Dent Archibald McSkimming (1896-1976), American sportswriter, inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1951
  • Shaun McSkimming (b. 1970), Scottish former footballer who played from 1987 to 2005
  • Robert "Bob" McSkimming (b. 1870), Scottish footballer who played for Stoke and Burslem Port Vale from 1888 to 1891
  • Warren Charles McSkimming (b. 1979), New Zealand member of the Otago cricket team
  • Peter McNish McSkimming (1872-1941), New Zealand politician, Independent Member of Parliament for the Clutha (1931-1935)
  • Geoffrey McSkimming (b. 1962), Australian children's novelist and poet, known for his 19 volume Cairo Jim chronicles
  • David McSkimming AO, Australian pianist, member of the State Opera Of South Australia from 1976-1989

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The McSkimming Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McSkimming Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 February 2016 at 07:58.

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