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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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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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.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

Other References

  1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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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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