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Where did the Scottish Caskie family come from? What is the Scottish Caskie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Caskie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Caskie family history?

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In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Caskie has appeared as Caskie, Caskey, Macaskey, MacCaskie, McAskie, McCaskie and many more.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caskie research. Another 204 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1588, and 1688 are included under the topic Early Caskie History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Caskie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Caskie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 263 words(19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:

Caskie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • a family by the name of Caskie, settled in Washington about the year 1640

Caskie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Caskie, who arrived in America in 1807
  • John Caskie, who landed in America in 1807

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  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. 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.
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The Caskie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caskie 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 27 October 2010 at 13:25.

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