Show ContentsBaskins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The tale of the name Baskins begins with a family who lived in Banff (part of the modern Grampian region), where the family has a rich history dating back many years.

Early Origins of the Baskins family

The surname Baskins 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.

Early History of the Baskins family

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Baskins Spelling Variations

Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Baskins has been spelled Baskins, Baskens, Baskin, Basking, Basken and many more.

Early Notables of the Baskins family (pre 1700)

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United States Baskins migration to the United States +

In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Baskins:

Baskins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Baskins who settled in Virginia in 1740
  • William Baskins, who settled in Augusta county 1762

Contemporary Notables of the name Baskins (post 1700) +

  • Ann O'Neil Baskins (b. 1955), American former General Counsel for Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)

The Baskins 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. on Facebook