Askul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the Askul family. The root of their name is an ancient Norse warrior name Askell, which means cauldron of the Gods and denoted son of Asgaill.
Early Origins of the Askul family
The surname Askul 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 Askul Clan occupied the district of "Rubha an Dunain, " where the ruins of the family residence may seen to this day.
Early History of the Askul family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Askul research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1863 and 1795 are included under the topic Early Askul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Askul Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Askul has been spelled MacAskill, MacAskill, Gaskell, Gaskill, MacGaskill, MacKaskil, MacKaskill and many more.
Early Notables of the Askul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Askul family
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 Askuls to arrive in North America: Kenneth MacAskill, who arrived in North Carolina in 1750.
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.