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The ancestors of the Skinner family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Skinner is for a skinner. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old Norse word skinn, meaning hide, and indicates that the original bearer was employed in the trade of removing animal hides.

Skinner Early Origins



The surname Skinner was first found in Lincolnshire, England, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Skinner Spelling Variations


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Skinner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Skinner have been found, including Skinner, Skynner, Skiner and others.

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Skinner Early History


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Skinner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skinner research. Another 427 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1700, 1721, 1807, 1746, 1788, 1744, 1816, 1411, 1596, 1587, 1596, 1623, 1667, 1596, 1587, 1596, 1629 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Skinner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skinner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skinner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Skinner (died c.1411), MP for Shrewsbury; Thomas Skinner (died 1596), master of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers and a London Alderman elected Sheriff in 1587 and Lord Mayor of...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skinner Notables 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Skinner were among those contributors:

Skinner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Skinner who settled in Virginia in 1606
  • John Skinner settled in Virginia in 1621
  • Nicholas Skinner, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Edward Skinner settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Anth Skinner, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Skinner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jona Skinner, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Lewis Skinner, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Jos Skinner, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Samuel Skinner, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • William Skinner, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1718
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Skinner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William S Skinner, who landed in America in 1804
  • John Skinner, who landed in America in 1807
  • Alexander Skinner, who arrived in New York in 1811
  • Helen Skinner, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1834
  • Margaret Skinner, aged 8, landed in New York, NY in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Skinner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Skinner settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1706 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. Benjamin Skinner U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Benjamin Skinner Sr., U.E. who settled in Stamford [Niagara Falls], Ontario c. 1784 who died before c. 1825 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Haggai Skinner U.E. who settled in Stamford [Niagara Falls], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Haggai Skinner U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Skinner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abiram Skinner, who landed in Canada in 1830

Skinner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Skinner, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Dennis Skinner, English convict from Dorset, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • George Skinner, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • John Skinner, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • John Skinner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Skinner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Skinner landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Skinner arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1841
  • Thomas Skinner, aged 19, a brickmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • David Skinner arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • Samuel Skinner arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skinner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Skinner (post 1700)



  • Harry Skinner (1855-1929), American politician, U.S. Representative from North Carolina, brother of Thomas Gregory Skinner
  • Thomas Gregory Skinner (1842-1907), American politician, U.S. Representative from North Carolina
  • Alanson Skinner (1794-1876), American politician, Member of New York State Senate 21st District, 1850-51
  • Abraham Skinner, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County, 1784-85
  • Aaron N. Skinner, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 4th District, 1841-42, 1845
  • Albert W. Skinner (1893-1975), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952 Presidential Elector for New York, 1972; Presidential Elector for New York, 1972
  • Alexander W. Skinner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 43rd District, 1930
  • Alfred F. Skinner, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1895-96
  • Alonzo A. Skinner, American politician, Justice of Oregon State Supreme Court, 1866-68
  • Asahel Skinner, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colchester, 1836
  • ... (Another 91 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Skinner Historic Events


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Skinner Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. G Skinner, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Skinner, British Sergeant Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was later killed in action in 1942

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Suggested Readings for the name Skinner


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Suggested Readings for the name Skinner



  • Descendants of Richard Alexander Skinner of Lousoun County, Virginia by Lester Granville Holcombe.
  • The Tishomingo County Connection by Esther Welch Adams.

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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: Sanguis et vulnera
Motto Translation: Blood and wounds.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  7. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Skinner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skinner 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 13 November 2016 at 06:52.

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