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Multiple Origins for the Surname Skeet


Scottish


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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • H. Skeet, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Harry Skeet, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Robert Skeet, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Elizabeth Skeet, aged 21, a servant, who 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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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