Skipp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Skipp family

The surname Skipp was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1285 when Geoffrey le Skippere held estates in that county.

Early History of the Skipp family

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Skipp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Skipper, Skippere, Skipp, Skypper, Skypp, Skepper and many more.

Early Notables of the Skipp family (pre 1700)

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United States Skipp migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Skipp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Skipp, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]
  • Math Skipp, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • Elizabeth Skipp, aged 21, who landed in Virginia in 1684 [1]

Australia Skipp migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Skipp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Skipp, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Skipp (post 1700) +

  • Colin Skipp (1939-2019), British actor, best known for playing Tony Archer in the BBC radio series The Archers for 46 years


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml


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