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Early Origins of the Skillin family


The surname Skillin 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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Early History of the Skillin family

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Early History of the Skillin family


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Skillin Spelling Variations

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Skillin 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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Early Notables of the Skillin family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Skillin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Skillin family to Ireland

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Migration of the Skillin family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Skillin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Skillin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Skillin, who settled in New York in 1833
  • Hugh Skillin, who landed in New York in 1833 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Isaac Skillin and wife Nancy settled in Texas in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skillin (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skillin (post 1700)


  • Justina Skillin, American actress, known for Drop Dead Gorgeous (2006), Doctors (2000) and Shameless (2004)
  • Frank Skillin, American actor, known for The Damned United (2009)
  • Mrs. Alexander Skillin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1924 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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