Skidmore Family History

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Skidmore Name Meaning

English (West Country): of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from an unidentified place named in Old English with scite ‘shit’, ‘dung’ + mor ‘moor’, ‘fen’.

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

Similar surnames: Cudmore, Pridmore, Whitmore, Wilmore, Tidmore, Wigmore, Wedmore

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Skidmore Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Skidmore name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Skidmore. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Italy


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Skidmore Family Origin

Where is the Skidmore family from?

Skidmore Family Occupations

What did your Skidmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farmer Son and Farmer'S Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skidmore. A less common occupation for the Skidmore family was Laborer. The most common Skidmore occupation in Canada was Farmer. 75% of Skidmore's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Farmer'S Son

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Skidmore ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Skidmore Historical Records

What Skidmore family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Skidmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skidmore 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Skidmore. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Skidmore. For the veterans among your Skidmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skidmore Life Expectancy

What is the average Skidmore lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Skidmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Skidmore in 1945 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skidmore 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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