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Skiffington Early Origins



The surname Skiffington 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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Skiffington Spelling Variations


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Skiffington Spelling Variations



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

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Skiffington Early History


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Skiffington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skiffington 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 Skiffington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skiffington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skiffington 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 Skiffington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skiffington In Ireland


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Skiffington In Ireland



Some of the Skiffington 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:

Skiffington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Felix Daniel, James John, Michael, and Peter Skiffington, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1849

Skiffington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Skiffington, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1703 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • George Skiffington was chief Quaker of Bonavista, Newfoundland in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Skiffington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Skiffington, who settled in Greenspond, Newfoundland and held joint possession of a fishing room in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Skiffington, who settled in Broad Cove, Newfoundland in 1825 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • James Skiffington in Newman's Cove, Newfoundland in 1871 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Skiffington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Skiffington, aged 26, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skiffington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skiffington (post 1700)



  • Thomas J. Skiffington, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912
  • John J. Skiffington Jr., American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1976-77
  • James Skiffington (b. 1990), New Zealand professional squash player, ranked 231 worldwide
  • Ross Skiffington, New Zealand-born, Australian magician, actor, and theatre director

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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



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Skiffington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skiffington 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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