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Gascoyne is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Gascoyne 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."

Gascoyne Early Origins



The surname Gascoyne 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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Gascoyne Spelling Variations


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Gascoyne Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Gascoyne has been recorded under many different variations, including Gascoigne, Gascoyne, Gascoine, Gascoin, Gaskoyne and others.

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Gascoyne Early History


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Gascoyne Early History



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

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Gascoyne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Gascoyne In Ireland


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Gascoyne In Ireland



Some of the Gascoyne 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Gascoynes were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Gascoyne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Savill Gascoyne settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Savill Gascoyne, aged 29, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Gascoyne, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Stephen Gascoyne settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants

Gascoyne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Gascoyne settled in Maryland in 1774

Gascoyne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Gascoyne settled in New York State in 1845
  • Herbert Gascoyne, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1893

Gascoyne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Gascoyne, aged 16, who settled in America from Abbeylein, in 1900
  • Fanny Gascoyne, aged 55, who settled in America from Abbeylein, in 1900
  • Doris Gascoyne, aged 8, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1910
  • Alice Gascoyne, aged 6, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1910
  • Kate Gascoyne, aged 34, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gascoyne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H. M. Gascoyne arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Golconda" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gascoyne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gascoyne (post 1700)



  • Second Lieutenant James Victor Gascoyne (1892-1976), English World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories
  • Sir Crisp Gascoyne (1700-1761), English businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of London, father of Bamber Goscoyne, the Elder
  • Christopher "Chris" Gascoyne (b. 1968), English actor from Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, best known for his portrayal of Peter Barlow in Coronation Street
  • David Gascoyne (1916-2001), English poet associated with the Surrealist movement
  • Bamber Gascoyne Sr. (1725-1791), of Childwall Hall, Lancashire, an English politician, Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty (1779-1782)
  • Thomas Jepson Gascoyne (1876-1917), English professional cycling champion and world record holder
  • Michael "Mike" Gascoyne (b. 1963), English designer of Formula One cars from Norwich
  • Isaac Gascoyne (1763-1841), British Army officer and Tory politician, Member of Parliament for Liverpool (1801-1831) and (1796-1800)
  • Captain John Gascoyne RN, son of Bamber Gascoyne Sr, eponym of Gascoyne River, the longest river in Western Australia, HMAS Gascoyne (K354) and HMAS Gascoyne (M 85)
  • Bamber Gascoyne Jr. (1758-1824), British politician, Member of Parliament for Liverpool (1780 to 1796)

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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  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. 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.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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