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Gaskill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Gaskill family


The surname Gaskill 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)

Early History of the Gaskill family


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Gaskill Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Gaskill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gaskill family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaskill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William, I Gaskill, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William, II Gaskill, who arrived in Maryland in 1658 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gaskill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elinor Gaskill, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Gaskill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gaskill, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1840
  • D W Gaskill, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ellis Gaskill, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1878

Gaskill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Gaskill, aged 26, a smith, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaskill (post 1700)


  • Brian Richard Gaskill (b. 1970), American Daytime Emmy Award nominated actor from Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mary Gaskill (b. 1941), American politician, Member of the Iowa House of Representatives (2003-)
  • Jerry Gaskill (b. 1957), American rock musician
  • William "Bill" Gaskill (1930-2016), British theatre director, founding director of the National Theatre, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre between 1965 and 1972
  • E Thurman Gaskill (b. 1935), American politician and grain farmer, Iowa State Senator (1997-2009)

The Gaskill 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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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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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