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Skirvin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Skirvin family


The surname Skirvin was first found in East Lothian where they had been anciently seated in the parish of Haddington some say as early as the 12th century.

Early History of the Skirvin family


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Skirvin Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Skirving, Skirven, Skirvane, Skirvene, Skyrving and many more.

Early Notables of the Skirvin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Skirvin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Skyrving who settled in South Carolina in 1714.

Contemporary Notables of the name Skirvin (post 1700)


  • Randy Skirvin, American musician, best known for his work the Iron Butterfly (1981-1982)
  • Woodrow Wilson Skirvin (1916-1961), American inventor, industrialist and aviator
  • William Balser Skirvin (1860-1944), American real estate developer and oil millionaire, founder of the Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City

The Skirvin 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: Fit inde firmoir
Motto Translation: Thence it becomes stronger.


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