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Gascoine is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Gascoine family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Gascoine 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."

Gascoine Early Origins



The surname Gascoine 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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Gascoine Spelling Variations


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Gascoine Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gascoine have been found, including Gascoigne, Gascoyne, Gascoine, Gascoin, Gaskoyne and others.

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Gascoine Early History


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Gascoine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gascoine 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 Gascoine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gascoine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gascoine 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 Gascoine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gascoine In Ireland


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Gascoine In Ireland



Some of the Gascoine 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gascoine were among those contributors:

Gascoine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Gascoine, who arrived in Virginia in 1658

Gascoine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Gascoine settled in Maryland in 1725

Gascoine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph L Gascoine, aged 27, landed in New York in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gascoine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gascoine (post 1700)



  • Phil Gascoine (1934-2007), British comics artist, best known for his work in the girls' comics Jinty and Bunty, and the boys' comics Battle Action
  • Jill Gascoine (b. 1937), British actress and novelist, best known for her role as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in the 1980s television series The Gentle Touch

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Gascoine Historic Events


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Gascoine Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas R Gascoine (b. 1918), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Byker, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. P Gascoine, British, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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