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Skeffington Early Origins



The surname Skeffington was first found in Leicestershire at Skeffington, a parish, in the union of Billesdon, hundred of East Goscote. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Dating back to at least the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Scifitone, the place name probably means "estate associated with a man called Sceaft," from the Old English personal name + "ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The family is generally though to have been there since the year 1100 A.D.

Skeffington Hall is a Manor House originally constructed about 1450 and is now off the main street of the village of Skeffington, Leicestershire. It was extended c. 1530 and again in the mid 1600s. This was the birthplace of Sir William Skeffington (c. 1465-1535) Lord Deputy of Ireland and Thomas Skevington, Bishop of Bangor (died 1533.) The property was passed down to Sir William Farrell-Skeffington, 1st Baronet, (1742-1815), a British Army officer who sold the Hall to the Tailby family just before his death in 1815.


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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 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1535, 1508, 1515, 1521, 1535, 1695, 1660, 1714, 1739, 1533, 1509 and 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, Lord Deputy for Ireland (1535); John Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Massereene (died 1695); Clotworthy Skeffington, 3rd Viscount Massereene (1660-1714); and Clotworthy Skeffington, 4th Viscount Massereene...

Another 101 words (7 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 84 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Arthur and Mark Skeffington, who 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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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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.

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