Caskey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Caskey family

The surname Caskey 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.

Important Dates for the Caskey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caskey research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1588, and 1688 are included under the topic Early Caskey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caskey Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Caskey has been spelled Caskie, Caskey, Macaskey, MacCaskie, McAskie, McCaskie and many more.

Early Notables of the Caskey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Caskey family to Ireland

Some of the Caskey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caskey migration to the United States

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Caskey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Caskey, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Robert Caskey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • James, John, Margaret, Mary, Michael, Rebecca, Robert, Sally, Samuel and William Caskey, all, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1813 and 1864

Caskey migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Caskey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Caskey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [2]
  • John Caskey, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" [3]
  • Sarah Caskey, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" [3]
  • Andrew Caskey, aged 39, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [4]
  • Andrew Caskey, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Caskey (post 1700)

  • Craig Douglas Caskey (b. 1949), former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Alex Caskey (b. 1988), American soccer player
  • John Caskey, American archaeologist and educator
  • C Thomas Caskey (b. 1938), American internist, geneticist and biomedical entrepreneur
  • Wilburn Caskey (1921-1995), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky, 1956-59, 1964-68 [5]
  • Wayne F. Caskey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1950 [5]
  • Robert C. Caskey, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1843-46 [5]
  • Kay Caskey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996 [5]
  • J. Harmon Caskey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1920 [5]
  • Harold Caskey, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 31st District; Elected 1980; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996 [5]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Caskey family

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Clarence Merton Caskey, American Seaman First Class from Washington, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1858.shtml.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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