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Skiffington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Skiffington family


The surname Skiffington was first found in Leicestershire at Skeffington, a parish, in the union of Billesdon, hundred of East Goscote. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Dating back to at least the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Scifitone, the place name probably means "estate associated with a man called Sceaft," from the Old English personal name + "ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The family is generally though to have been there since the year 1100 A.D.

Skeffington Hall is a Manor House originally constructed about 1450 and is now off the main street of the village of Skeffington, Leicestershire. It was extended c. 1530 and again in the mid 1600s. This was the birthplace of Sir William Skeffington (c. 1465-1535) Lord Deputy of Ireland and Thomas Skevington, Bishop of Bangor (died 1533.) The property was passed down to Sir William Farrell-Skeffington, 1st Baronet, (1742-1815), a British Army officer who sold the Hall to the Tailby family just before his death in 1815.


Early History of the Skiffington family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skiffington research.
Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1535, 1508, 1515, 1521, 1535, 1695, 1660, 1714, 1739, 1533, 1509 and are included under the topic Early Skiffington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Skiffington Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Skiffington family (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, Lord Deputy for Ireland (1535); John Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Massereene (died 1695); Clotworthy Skeffington, 3rd Viscount Massereene (1660-1714); and Clotworthy Skeffington, 4th Viscount Massereene...
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Migration of the Skiffington family to Ireland


Some of the Skiffington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Skiffington family to the New World and Oceana


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 [3]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 [3]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 [3]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 [3]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 [3]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

Contemporary Notables of the name Skiffington (post 1700)


  • Thomas J. Skiffington, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John J. Skiffington Jr., American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1976-77 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Skiffington (b. 1990), New Zealand professional squash player, ranked 231 worldwide
  • Ross Skiffington, New Zealand-born, Australian magician, actor, and theatre director

The Skiffington 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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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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