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Skillin Early Origins



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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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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Skillin Early History


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Skillin Early History



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

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Skillin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skillin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Skillin In Ireland


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Skillin In Ireland



Some of the Skillin 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:

Skillin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Skillin settled in New York in 1833
  • Hugh Skillin, who landed in New York in 1833
  • 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

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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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. 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.
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The Skillin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skillin 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 7 June 2016 at 07:06.

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