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Origins of the Skinner surname

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About the Skinners

We have a total number of 170745 records for people with the last name Skinner.

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Alternative variations of the name Skinner

Skinner, Skinners, Skinnar, Skinar, Skenner

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Where do most Skinners live?

In 1921, most Skinners lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Skinners

How common is your surname?

275th most common surname in the UK

We have 147,000 records for the Skinner surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Skinners most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Skinner first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Skinners

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Skinners in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Skinners in 1921
Agricultural Labourer






General Labourer




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