Skewes Family History

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Skewes Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from any of various minor places named with Cornish skaw ‘elder bush’ + the locative suffix -es.

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

Similar surnames: Skeen, Skeie, Mewes, Sales, Seelen, Askew, Somes, Keyes, Sieker

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Skewes Family Origin

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Skewes Family Occupations

What did your Skewes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Skewes. 5% of Skewes men worked as a Retired and 57% of Skewes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skewes were General Labourer and Club Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Retired
  • Farm Labourer
  • Farmer
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Houseduties Unpaid
  • Clerk Cornwall County Council
  • Club Waitress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Skewes Historical Records

What Skewes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Skewes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skewes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 970 immigration records available for the last name Skewes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 461 military records available for the last name Skewes. For the veterans among your Skewes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skewes Life Expectancy

What is the average Skewes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Skewes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Skewes in 1955 was 48, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skewes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skewes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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