The surname Gaitskell was first found in Westmorland, at Gaisgill, a hamlet where one of the first records of the name was Thomas Gaskel, one of the witnesses in a dispute concerning lands of Monachkeneran in 1233. 
Important Dates for the Gaitskell family
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Gaitskell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaskell, Gaskill, Gaitskill, Gaitskell and others.
Early Notables of the Gaitskell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gaitskell family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lawrence Gaskell who settled in Maryland in 1774; Elinor Gaskill settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; followed by John in 1840; Ellis in 1878.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gaitskell (post 1700)
Ben S. Gaitskell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1912