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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    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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