Gascoine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Gascoine is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Gascoine family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Gascoine family lived in Yorkshire. Their name, however, is not a reference to this place, but to the family's place of residence prior their emigration to England, Gascony, a French province which was occupied by the English from 1152 until 1453. The surname was introduced to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066, as was the wine for which the area was known. Geoffery Chaucer's Old English poem Piers Plowman makes reference to "reed wyn of Gascoigne."
Early Origins of the Gascoine family
The surname Gascoine was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire as Saxton, a parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash. "The parish comprises by computation 4030 acres, and is chiefly the property of the daughters and co-heiresses of R. O. Gascoigne, Esq." 
Important Dates for the Gascoine family
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Gascoine Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gascoine have been found, including Gascoigne, Gascoyne, Gascoine, Gascoin, Gaskoyne and others.
Early Notables of the Gascoine family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Gascoigne (c.1350-1419), Chief Justice of England during the reign of King Henry IV; Thomas Gascoigne (1404-1458), Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University; John Gascoigne ( fl. 1381), an English lawyer and author; George Gascoigne (c. 1535-1577), an English poet, soldier and unsuccessful courtier; John Gascoigne (c.1537-1602), of Parlington, Yorkshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Aldborough in...
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Migration of the Gascoine family to Ireland
Some of the Gascoine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gascoine migration to the United States
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gascoine were among those contributors:
Typical Gascoine Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Gascoine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Gascoine, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 
Gascoine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Sarah Gascoine, who settled in Maryland in 1725
Gascoine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph L Gascoine, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1870 
Contemporary Notables of the name Gascoine (post 1700)
- Phil Gascoine (1934-2007), British comics artist, best known for his work in the girls' comics Jinty and Bunty, and the boys' comics Battle Action
- Jill Gascoine (b. 1937), British actress and novelist, best known for her role as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in the 1980s television series The Gentle Touch
Historic Events for the Gascoine family
- Mr. Thomas R Gascoine (b. 1918), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Byker, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking 
- Mr. P Gascoine, British sailor, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking 
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
- ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html