Early Origins of the Kaskey family
The surname Kaskey was first found in Galloway
(Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway
, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown
(West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Kaskey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kaskey research.Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1588, and 1688 are included under the topic Early Kaskey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kaskey Spelling Variations
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred
years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Kaskey has appeared as Caskie, Caskey, Macaskey, MacCaskie, McAskie, McCaskie and many more.
Early Notables of the Kaskey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kaskey family to Ireland
Some of the Kaskey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 263 words (19 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 Kaskey family to the New World and Oceana
As the persecution of Clan
families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence
allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: a family of Caskie, settled in Washington about the year 1640. James, John, Margaret, Mary, Michael, Rebecca, Robert, Sally, Samuel and William Caskey, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1813 and 1864.