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Subject: Re: Skilbeck
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: April 30, 2005 at 2:05 PM
Reply to: Skilbeck by Linda

I'm sure that this is an English surname from an English place-name. However I'm unable to find the place on maps or in gazetteers. Perhaps it has disappeared. The language appears to be Old Danish or Old Norse; a beck, or stream, with a Skali, or temporary dwelling nearby.
I doubt that there is a Jewish connection, unless it was adopted by Jewish refugees or immigrants as an English language substitute for a similar sounding surname.

Messages in this thread:
  • Skilbeck - Linda  Apr 29 2005, 2:58 PM
    • Re: Skilbeck - Jim Young  Apr 30 2005, 2:05 PM