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Skiff Early Origins



The surname Skiff was first found in Leicestershire in the midlands of England where they held a family seat from the year 1100 A.D.

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Skiff Spelling Variations


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Skiff Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Skeffington, Sheffington, Skiffington, Skefington and others.

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Skiff Early History


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Skiff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skiff research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1535, 1508, 1515, 1521, 1535, 1695, 1660, 1714 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Skiff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skiff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skiff Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir William Skeffington (c.1465-1535), born in Skeffington, Leicestershire, High Sheriff of Leicestershire and Warwickshire for 1508, 1515 and 1521...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skiff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skiff In Ireland


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Skiff In Ireland



Some of the Skiff family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Skiff Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Skiff, who landed in Massachusetts in 1637

Skiff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L S Skiff, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J C Skiff, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skiff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skiff (post 1700)



  • Harvey J. Skiff, American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention 26th District, 1857
  • Francis S. Skiff, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canaan; Elected 1914

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per augusta ad augusta
Motto Translation: Through dangers to honor.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. 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. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Skiff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skiff 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 10:56.

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