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The Skyrmes of Vowchurch
by David Skyrme 
 
The surname Skyrme is relatively rare. There are only 954 instances in an analysis of UK surnames in a 2002 database, ranking it 6,881 in terms of popularity. The article shows that the earliest references to Skyrmes are from Herefordshire, and it is Vowchurch in particular that had the largest number of Skyrmes for most of the 19th century in all of England and Wales. This article is a progress report about the author’s research into the Skyrmes of Vowchurch.
 
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