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Skeffington Surname Origin
(Origin Saxon) Locality. From sceap, a sheep, and ton, a town. The sheep-town. The name of a small village in England.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Skeffington Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Skeffington Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson