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Skewes Early Origins



The surname Skewes 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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Skewes Spelling Variations


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Skewes Spelling Variations



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

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Skewes Early History


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Skewes Early History



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

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Skewes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skewes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Skewes 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:

Skewes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Amy Skewes, who landed in Virginia in 1666

Skewes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Skewes, aged 38, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • Henry Skewes, aged 19, a copper miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"

Skewes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Skewes arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Baltasara" in 1854
  • Walter T. Skewes, aged 22, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Elizabeth A. Skewes, aged 22, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Walter Skewes arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skewes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skewes (post 1700)



  • Ruth T. Skewes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948 (alternate), 1956
  • Sir Thomas Skewes -Cox (1849-1912), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Kingston (1895-1906)
  • Kenneth James Skewes (b. 1984), Australian cricketer who played for the Southern Redbacks
  • Stanley Skewes (1899-1988), South African mathematician who discovered the eponymous Skewes number in 1933

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Skewes Historic Events


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Skewes Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Percy Francis Skewes (1914-1941), Australian Schoolmaster from Mt. Tamborine, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Skewes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skewes 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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