Kaschel is a very old Scottish name that may even date back to the Dalriadan tribe of Scotland's western coast and Hebrides
islands. It comes from an ancient Norse warrior name Askell, which means cauldron of the Gods
and denoted son of Asgaill.
Early Origins of the Kaschel family
The surname Kaschel was first found in living on the Islands of Skye
and of Lewis
(Scottish Gaelic: Leòdhas), where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects. On Skye
, ancestors of the Kaschel Clan
occupied the district of "Rubha an Dunain, " where the ruins of the family residence may seen to this day.
Early History of the Kaschel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kaschel research.Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1795 is included under the topic Early Kaschel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kaschel Spelling Variations
are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland
. Kaschel has been spelled MacAskill, MacAskill, Gaskell, Gaskill, MacGaskill, MacKaskil, MacKaskill and many more.
Early Notables of the Kaschel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kaschel family to the New World and Oceana
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence
, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan
societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kaschels to arrive in North America: Kenneth MacAskill, who arrived in North Carolina in 1750.
The Kaschel 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 Translation: By hope.