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Skillern Early Origins



The surname Skillern was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Skeleron in Rimington. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, Rimington, a large village in the west riding, was held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 by William, Lord Percy, perhaps the most powerful Norman Baron of the Northland. Conjecturally, the Skelhorns are descended from either a son, nephew or other close relative of this Baron.

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Skillern Spelling Variations


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Skillern Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Skelhorn, Skellern, Skellorn, Skillern, Skillen, Skillan, Skilland, Skellon, Skilling, Skillim and many more.

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Skillern Early History


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Skillern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skillern research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1459, 1467, and 1574 are included under the topic Early Skillern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skillern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skillern Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skillern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skillern In Ireland


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Skillern In Ireland



Some of the Skillern family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 164 words (12 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:

Skillern Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac C Skillern, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Nancy Skillern, who arrived in Texas in 1835

Skillern Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • S.R. Skillern, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1905
  • G.A. Skillern, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Louise Skillern, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Mrs. Skillern, who landed in America, in 1906
  • P. G. Skillern, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skillern (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skillern (post 1700)



  • Rufus Skillern (b. 1982), American professional CFL football wide receiver
  • Kathleen Daphne Skillern QPM (b. 1928), British police officer, second woman to hold the rank of Commander in the London Metropolitan Police

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Skillern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skillern 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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