Page updated 7th June 2007 by Sue Froud
The Scanes name, has a few different spellings such as Skanes, Skains and Scaines, I believe they are all the same name, and depending where you came from the Parish Curate spelt it the way he thought. As with all surnames with variation of spelling as people became literate, certain spellings were adopted by families, as shown on their church certificates.
Michael Scanes has given me a lead on the origin of the name. Whilst he was on holiday in Sweden, he saw sign posts to villages called Scanes and Scane.
My Scanes family all came from Ide, Devon.
to view transcripts of Ide Parish Registers click here
to view Scanes family tree click here
to view Scanes gravestone inscriptions found at Ide church click here
To view the moving account of William Scanes' arrival in Australia during 1855 written by Malcolm Scanes click here
To view other Scanes families click here
Other Australian Scanes families click here
150th Anniversary of the arrival of the Constitution Migrants click here
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