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Today's generation of the Baskin family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Baskin lived in Banff (part of the modern Grampian region), where the family has a rich history dating back many years.

Baskin Early Origins



The surname Baskin was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Baskin Spelling Variations


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Baskin Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Baskin has appeared Baskins, Baskens, Baskin, Basking, Basken and many more.

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Baskin Early History


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Baskin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baskin research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1653 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Baskin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baskin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baskin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Baskin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Baskin:

Baskin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Baskin, who landed in Virginia in 1639

Baskin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Baskin settled in Delaware in 1785

Baskin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Baskin, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Robert Baskin, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Moses Baskin, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baskin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baskin (post 1700)



  • Robert Newton Baskin (b. 1837), American politician in Utah
  • Pat McKinney Baskin (1926-2005), American jurist, Judge of the 142nd State District Court in Midland, Texas (1980-1992)
  • Nora Baskin, American author of books for children and young adults
  • David S. Baskin, American neurosurgeon and director of the Kenneth R. Peak Brain & Pituitary Tumor Center
  • John Baskin, American television writer and producer, known for his work on Three's Company, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Crazy Like a Fox
  • Burt "Butch" Baskin (1913-1967), American businessman, co-founder of Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlors in 1946 with his partner and brother-in-law Irv Robbins
  • Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), American sculptor, graphic artist, and teacher
  • Olive "Bibi" Baskin, Irish former television and radio presenter, known for her legendary red hair
  • Theodore Baskin (b. 1950), American classical oboe player, Professor of Oboe at the Indiana University School of Music from 2000 to 2002
  • Jeremy Baskin (b. 1962), South African labor market analyst

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Suggested Readings for the name Baskin


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Suggested Readings for the name Baskin



  • The Baskin(s) Family, South Carolina-Pennsylvania by Raymond Martin Bell.

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Motto


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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: Armis et diligentia
Motto Translation: By arms and diligence.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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    The Baskin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baskin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 April 2015 at 20:41.

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