Gaskey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gaskey family

The surname Gaskey was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Gaskey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaskey research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1588, and 1688 are included under the topic Early Gaskey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gaskey Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Gaskey has been spelled Caskie, Caskey, Macaskey, MacCaskie, McAskie, McCaskie and many more.

Early Notables of the Gaskey family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Gaskey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gaskey family to Ireland

Some of the Gaskey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gaskey family

Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: a family of Caskie, settled in Washington about the year 1640. James, John, Margaret, Mary, Michael, Rebecca, Robert, Sally, Samuel and William Caskey, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1813 and 1864.

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