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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 [1]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)

Skewes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Skewes, aged 38, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  • Henry Skewes, aged 19, a copper miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Isle of Thanet 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/isleofthanet1854.shtml.

Skewes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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




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Skewes Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Isle of Thanet 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/isleofthanet1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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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.

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