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Gaitskill Early Origins



The surname Gaitskill 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Gaitskill Spelling Variations


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Gaitskill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaskell, Gaskill, Gaitskill, Gaitskell and others.

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Gaitskill Early History


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Gaitskill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaitskill research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1560 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Gaitskill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaitskill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaitskill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gaitskill 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaitskill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaitskill (post 1700)



  • Jo E. Gaitskill, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 3rd District, 1946

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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: Spe
Motto Translation: By hope.


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Gaitskill Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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The Gaitskill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaitskill 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.

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