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Gaskill Early Origins



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)

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Gaskill Spelling Variations


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Gaskill Spelling Variations



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

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Gaskill Early History


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Gaskill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaskill research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1560 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Gaskill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaskill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaskill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gaskill Notables 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



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
  • William, II Gaskill, who arrived in Maryland in 1658

Gaskill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elinor Gaskill settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Gaskill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gaskill settled in Pennsylvania in 1840
  • D W Gaskill, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • Ellis Gaskill settled in Pennsylvania in 1878

Gaskill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaskill (post 1700)


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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)

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Gaskill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaskill 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.

This page was last modified on 6 April 2016 at 07:53.

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