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Skerritt Name Meaning

habitational name from Skirwith in Cumbria, formerly pronounced Skerritt, which was named with Old Norse skjallr ‘resounding’ (a river name or a waterfall) + vath ‘ford’. metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold caraway, from Middle English skirwhit(e) ‘caraway’, ‘water parsnip’ (apparently an alteration of Old French eschervis), a plant cultivated for its tubers, which were used in sauces and medicine.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Merritt, Herriott, Serrato, Skerrett, Sperring, Sherrin, Sherriff

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Skerritt Family Origin

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Skerritt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Sailor

    25%
  • Shoe Merchant

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Skerritt family was Shoe Merchant. The most common Skerritt occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Skerritt's were Farmers. Farmer and Sailor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Skerritt.

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