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Skeffington Early Origins



The surname Skeffington was first found in Leicestershire in the midlands of England where they held a family seat from the year 1100 A.D.

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Skeffington Spelling Variations


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Skeffington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Skeffington, Sheffington, Skiffington, Skefington and others.

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Skeffington Early History


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Skeffington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skeffington research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1535, 1508, 1515, 1521, 1535, 1695, 1660, 1714 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Skeffington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skeffington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skeffington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir William Skeffington (c.1465-1535), born in Skeffington, Leicestershire, High Sheriff of Leicestershire and Warwickshire for 1508, 1515 and 1521...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skeffington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skeffington In Ireland


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Skeffington In Ireland



Some of the Skeffington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Skeffington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Skeffington, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Arthur and Mark Skeffington settled in Philadelphia in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skeffington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skeffington (post 1700)



  • Henry J. Skeffington, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916
  • John Skeffington (1812-1863), 10th Viscount Massereene, 3rd Viscount Ferrard, British peer
  • Harriet Skeffington (d. 1831), 9th Viscountess Massereene, British peer
  • Chichester Skeffington (d. 1816), 6th Earl of Massereene, 8th Viscount Massereene, British peer
  • Henry Skeffington (d. 1811), 3rd Earl of Massereene, 7th Viscount Massereene, British peer
  • Clotworthy Skeffington (1743-1805), 2nd Earl of Massereene, 6th Viscount Massereene, British peer
  • Clotworthy Skeffington (1715-1757), 1st Earl of Massereene, 5th Viscount Massereene, British peer
  • Sir Lumley St George Skeffington (1771-1850), 2nd Baronet of Fishwerwick, Staffordshire, British peer
  • Arthur Massey Skeffington (1909-1971), British Labour Party politician, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Housing and Local Government (1967-1970)
  • Francis Skeffington (1878-1916), nicknamed "Skeffy", Irish suffragist, pacifist and writer from Bailieborough, County Cavan

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per augusta ad augusta
Motto Translation: Through dangers to honor.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Skeffington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skeffington 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 27 October 2015 at 10:55.

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