Skinner Family History

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Skinner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals, to be used in the production of fur garments or to be tanned for leather, from an agent derivative of Middle English skin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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


Similar surnames: Spinner, Tinner, Pinner, Stenner, Sonner, Binner, Finner, Kirner

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Skinner Family Origin

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Skinner Family Occupations

What did your Skinner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Clerk and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skinner. A less common occupation for the Skinner family was School. The most common Skinner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Skinner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Clerk

    5%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • School

    3%

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

Skinner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Skinner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skinner 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Skinner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Skinner. For the veterans among your Skinner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skinner Life Expectancy

What is the average Skinner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Skinner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Skinner in 1940 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skinner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skinner 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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