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Skeet Early Origins



The surname Skeet 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.

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Skeet Spelling Variations


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Skeet Spelling Variations



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

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Skeet Early History


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Skeet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skeet research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1507, 1522, 1533 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Skeet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skeet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skeet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Skeet Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Skeet Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. L. Skeet arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • H. Skeet arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Harry Skeet arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Robert Skeet arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Elizabeth Skeet, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skeet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skeet (post 1700)



  • Andrew John Skeet (b. 1969), British musician, composer and music producer
  • Sir Trevor Herbert Harry Skeet (1918-2004), New Zealand lawyer and a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Willesden East (1959-1964), for Bedford (1970-199=83) and for North Bedfordshire (1983-1997)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Skeet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skeet 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 21 February 2014 at 07:34.

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