Skidmore and Scudamore
The website of the
Skidmore/Scudamore One-Name Study
and the Skidmore Family History Group
In 2006, he published with Frank Skidmore the
Scudamore/Skidmore Family History CD which contains the result of 40 years' interest and painstaking research into the history of our family, undertaken largely by Warren himself, in collaboration with Frank Skidmore and John Hunt. A short biography of Warren can be found here.
Warren has traced the ancestors of almost all US Skidmores and Scudamores.
He has written in detail on Ralph, the family’s earliest Norman ancestor and Ralph’s descendants 11th to 16th centuries and in some cases later.
Since the publication of this CD in 2006, Warren has continued to add to his considerable body of work in the form of Occasional Papers, notably in expanding on his research into the pre-1600 era and finding links to the families known from the post-1600 era of parish records. Warren’s work can be viewed here.
Linda Moffatt, née Skidmore has for 30 years been custodian of our surnames' records
as the Coordinator of the Skidmore/ Scudamore One-Name Study,
and was one of the earliest members of the Guild of One-Name Studies.
As such, she is actively researching and collating family history worklwide into the surnames
Scudamore Skidmore Scidmore Sidmore Skidgmore Skinmore Skitmore
After finishing her book on the Black Country Skidmores in 2004, she has since
collaborated with others to produce written accounts of almost all of the families post-1600
in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Almost all of this work, done over the
past 40 years, is now posted on this site. A summary of her work can be viewed here.
She also set up the Skidmore Family History Group in 1988 and for many years produced its newsletters.
Linda is from Dudley in the English West Midlands. Her father John Stuart (Jack) Skidmore came from a long line of coal miners and ironworkers.
If you can contribute to our knowledge,
or you need guidance with your Scudamore/ Skidmore Family History,
you can contact her here.
Warren Skidmore (1926-2013)
Warren's lifetime contribution to the cause of Skidmore/ Scudamore research cannot be over-emphasised. He was still producing papers until a couple of weeks before his death.
Warren is from the family out of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, descended from the Thomas Skidmore who moved in the early 17thC to Boston, Massachusetts.