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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Gascoigne family lived in Yorkshire. Their name, however, is not a reference to this place, but to the family's place of residence prior their emigration to England, Gascony, a French province which was occupied by the English from 1152 until 1453. The surname was introduced to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066, as was the wine for which the area was known. Geoffery Chaucer's Old English poem Piers Plowman makes reference to "reed wyn of Gascoigne."

Gascoigne Early Origins



The surname Gascoigne was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire as Saxton, a parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash. "The parish comprises by computation 4030 acres, and is chiefly the property of the daughters and co-heiresses of R. O. Gascoigne, Esq." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Gascoigne Spelling Variations


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Gascoigne Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Gascoigne, Gascoyne, Gascoine, Gascoin, Gaskoyne and others.

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Gascoigne Early History


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Gascoigne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gascoigne research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1419, 1404, 1458, 1381, 1535, 1577, 1537, 1602, 1558, 1610, 1644, 1637, 1596, 1686, 1623, 1698, 1659, 1718, 1662, 1723, 1614 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Gascoigne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gascoigne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gascoigne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Gascoigne (c.1350-1419), Chief Justice of England during the reign of King Henry IV; Thomas Gascoigne (1404-1458), Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University; John Gascoigne ( fl. 1381), an English lawyer and author; George Gascoigne ( c. 1535-1577), an English poet, soldier and unsuccessful courtier; John Gascoigne...

Another 78 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gascoigne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gascoigne In Ireland


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Gascoigne In Ireland



Some of the Gascoigne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Gascoigne or a variant listed above:

Gascoigne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Gascoigne, who arrived in Georgia in 1735

Gascoigne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P. Gascoigne settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1820
  • Charles Gascoigne, who landed in New York, NY in 1828
  • Charles Gascoigne settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1859

Gascoigne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Gascoigne, aged 31, who landed in America from Sheffield, in 1906
  • Thomas Gascoigne, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Irving Gascoigne, aged 22, who settled in America from Carlisle, England, in 1910
  • Alvary D Gascoigne, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Lotherton, England, in 1911
  • Frederic R Gascoigne, aged 58, who landed in America from Lotherton, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gascoigne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gascoigne (post 1700)



  • Thomas C. Gascoigne (b. 1899), English professional footballer who played from 1926 to 1937
  • Sir Thomas Gascoigne (1745-1810), 8th Baronet, English peer
  • Thomas Gascoigne (1786-1809), English land and coal-owner in Yorkshire, son of Sir Thomas Gascoigne
  • Paul John Gascoigne (b. 1967), former England international footballer
  • William Gascoigne (d. 1644), English astronomer, and maker of scientific instruments, who invented the micrometer
  • Stephen Harold Gascoigne (1878-1942), better known as Yabba, an Australian sports fan, remembered as a heckler at Sydney Cricket Ground cricket field
  • Rosalie Gascoigne AM (1917-1999), New Zealand-born, Australian sculptor
  • Marguerite J. Gascoigne (1916-2004), pseudonym of Marguerite Lazarus, British writer
  • Major-General Sir Julian Gascoigne KCMG, KCVO, CB, DSO (1903-1990), British Major-General commanding the Household Brigade and General Officer Commanding London District (1950-1953)
  • Charles Gascoigne (1738-1806), British industrialist, partner and manager of the Carron Company ironworks
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Gascoigne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gascoigne 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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