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Skaif Early Origins



The surname Skaif was first found in 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.

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Skaif Early History


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Skaif Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skaif research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1`24, 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Skaif History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skaif Spelling Variations


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Skaif Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Scafe, Scaife, Skaife, Scaif, Skaif, Skafe and others.

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Skaif Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skaif Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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