Early Origins of the Skafe family
Durham where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in Yorkshire in 1219 when Geoffrey Skaif held estates in Yorkshire.
Early History of the Skafe family
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Skafe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Scafe, Scaife, Skaife, Scaif, Skaif, Skafe and others.
Early Notables of the Skafe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Skafe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
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