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Skene Surname Origin

Some derive their names, as well as their arms, from some considerable action, and thus, it is said, a second son of one Struan Robertson, for killing a wolf in Stocket Forest, Athol, Scotland, with a dirk, in the king's presence, got the name of Skene, which signifies a dirk, Gaelic, Sgian, and three dirk-points in pale for his arms. Skians, Cor. Brit., implies witty, skillful, knowing.

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.

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