Skaggs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Skaggs family

The surname Skaggs was first found in Huntingdonshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire. Later, Thomas Skegge was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379.

The name is thought to have originated from the Old Norse word "skegg" which meant "beard." [1]

Early History of the Skaggs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skaggs research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1510, 1600, 1075, 1179, 1455, 1487, 1844 and 1881 are included under the topic Early Skaggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Skaggs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Skeggs, Skeges, Skegg, Skecks, Skeck and others.

Early Notables of the Skaggs family (pre 1700)

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Skaggs Ranking

In the United States, the name Skaggs is the 1,921st most popular surname with an estimated 17,409 people with that name. [2]


United States Skaggs migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Skaggs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. C. P. Skaggs, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Alex Skaggs, aged 20, who immigrated to America, in 1903
  • C. P. Skaggs, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Edward Walter Skaggs, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Julia Skaggs, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Skaggs (post 1700) +

  • Tyler Wayne Skaggs (1991-2019), American Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played from 2012 to 2019
  • Henry Skaggs (1724-1810), American hunter, explorer and pioneer in the frontiers of Tennessee and Kentucky in the late 1700s
  • David Evans Skaggs (b. 1943), American Congressman for the State of Colorado from 1987 to 1999
  • Private First Class Luther Skaggs Jr. (1923-1976), American soldier, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Matthew Skaggs (b. 1974), American-born artist, electronic musician, producer & songwriter
  • Ricky Skaggs (b. 1954), American bluegrass and country musician and singer
  • John Skaggs, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Texas City, Texas, 1994, 1996, 1998 [3]
  • James C. Skaggs, American Democratic Party politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives from Reynolds County 1964 [3]
  • Jack Skaggs, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964, 1972 [3]
  • Franklin D. Skaggs, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Texas City, Texas, 2004 [3]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Skaggs +

  • A Perspective on the Family Skaggs by Lucille Sparks-Edwards.
  • Skaggs: the Right to be Proud by Ida M. Lancaster.

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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