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The name Skillman reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Skillman family lived in Norfolk.

Skillman Early Origins



The surname Skillman was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say after the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Skillman Spelling Variations


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Skillman Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Skillman include Speelman, Spellman, Spelman, Spilman, Spillman, Spillane, O'Spillane, Spilane, Spallon and many more.

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Skillman Early History


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Skillman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skillman research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1626, 1588, 1606, 1663, 1645, 1648 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Skillman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skillman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skillman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Henry Spelman; Sir John Spilman (also spelt Spielman) (died 1626) German-born entrepreneur who founded the first commercially successful paper-mill in Kent, England in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skillman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skillman In Ireland


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Skillman In Ireland



Some of the Skillman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words (5 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Skillmans to arrive on North American shores:

Skillman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Skillman who settled in Brooklyn, New York in 1664 and later ventured west to purchase 500 acres in what would later become the eponymous Skillman, New Jersey

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skillman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skillman (post 1700)



  • Melanie Soltysik Skillman (b. 1954), American bronze medalist archer at the 1988 Summer Olympic
  • Judith Skillman (b. 1954), American poet and the author, awarded the Eric Mathieu King Fund from the Academy of American Poets
  • Rebecca S. "Becky" Skillman (b. 1950), American politician, 49th Lieutenant Governor of the State of Indiana (2005-2013)
  • Rebecca Skillman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 2008
  • James McKay Skillman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1952
  • Jacob C. Skillman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1841
  • J. Hudson Skillman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1877
  • Francis Skillman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 1st District, 1867-68
  • F. M. Skillman, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 12th District, 1859-60
  • Ernest Edward Skillman Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 2002
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Skillman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skillman 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 27 October 2015 at 10:56.

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