The current generations of the Baskind family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Baskind family lived in Banff (part of the modern Grampian region), where the family has a rich history dating back many years.
Early Origins of the Baskind family
The surname Baskind was first found in Banffshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland
, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Baskind family
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Baskind Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Baskind has been spelled Baskins, Baskens, Baskin, Basking, Basken and many more.
Early Notables of the Baskind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baskind family to Ireland
Some of the Baskind family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baskind family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Baskind: William Baskins who settled in Virginia in 1740; William Baskins settled in Augusta county 1762; Thomas Baskin settled in Delaware in 1785.
The Baskind Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Armis et diligentia
Motto Translation: By arms and diligence.