On the Scottish west coast, the McAskle family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from an ancient Norse warrior name Askell, which means cauldron of the Gods
and denoted son of Asgaill.
Early Origins of the McAskle family
The surname McAskle 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 McAskle Clan
occupied the district of "Rubha an Dunain, " where the ruins of the family residence may seen to this day.
Early History of the McAskle family
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McAskle Spelling Variations
In various documents McAskle has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. MacAskill, MacAskill, Gaskell, Gaskill, MacGaskill, MacKaskil, MacKaskill and many more.
Early Notables of the McAskle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McAskle family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence
. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan
societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Kenneth MacAskill, who arrived in North Carolina in 1750.
The McAskle 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.
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