Major Settlement in the Parish of Kirkdale
- Skipenum c.1150 Riev
- Sc(h)ipnum, Skipnum c.1160,c.1180 Riev 1259 Ass 1268 Ch 1293 QW 1333 Riev
- Skiplom(e) 1526,1538 Riev
- Skiplam 1577 Saxton
'(At) the cowshed' v. scipen with substitution of Scand sk - for Engl. sh -. The modern form with -lam probably arose under the influence of the neighbouring Beadlam 67infra .