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The distinguished Skill family, which is intricately woven into the intricate tapestry of Scottish history, finds its origin with the proud Norman people. Although the Normans came from France, they were actually of Viking origin. The Vikings landed in the Orkneys and northern Scotland under their king, Stirgud the Stout, around 870. Subsequently, led by their jarl, Thorfinn Rollo, they invaded France around 911. After Rollo laid siege to Paris, King Charles the Simple of France finally conceded defeat and granted northern France to Rollo, who became the first Duke of Normandy.

Skill Early Origins



The surname Skill was first found in Yorkshire, where they had been granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. It was first recorded in the Domesday Book in the northern county of Yorkshire in 1086. Gamel filius Gille was granted more lands in Yorkshire near the other family estates in 1185. Henry Gille moved the family name to Cumberland in 1200 and the family gave its name to the village of Gilsland.

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Skill Spelling Variations


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Skill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gill, Gille, Gills, Gilles, Gyll, Gylls and others.

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Skill Early History


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Skill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skill research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1369, 1460, 1697, 1771 and are included under the topic Early Skill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skill In Ireland


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Skill In Ireland



Some of the Skill 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:

Skill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Skill, who arrived in Virginia in 1665

Skill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Beatrice Skill, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Skill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Skill, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1912
  • William Skill, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Holyhead, Wales, in 1912
  • Margaret Skill, aged 39, who settled in America from Davonport, England, in 1920
  • Caroline Skill, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Marvin Skill, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

Skill Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Margaret Skill, aged 38, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1919

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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: In te Domine spes nostra
Motto Translation: Our hope is in thee, O Lord


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. 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.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The Skill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skill 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 16 October 2014 at 13:06.

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