Skeoch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Skeoch family

The surname Skeoch 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.

Early History of the Skeoch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skeoch research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1507, 1522, 1533 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Skeoch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Skeoch Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Skeoch family (pre 1700)

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United States Skeoch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Skeoch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Skeoch, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [1]
  • John Skeoch, originally from Glasgow, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]
  • Douglas Skeoch, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Monoa" from British Guiana [3]

New Zealand Skeoch migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Skeoch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jessie Skeoch, (b. 1840), aged 34, British settler travelling from England aboard the ship "Varuna" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th May 1874 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Skeoch (post 1700) +

  • Tommy Skeoch, American musician, co-founder of Tesla, an American rock band from Sacramento, California formed in late 1982




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