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McAskill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Clan from whom the McAskill family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland. Their name comes from an ancient Norse warrior name Askell, which means cauldron of the Gods and denoted son of Asgaill.

Early Origins of the McAskill family


The surname McAskill was first found in living on the Islands of Skye and of Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Leòdhas), where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects. On Skye, ancestors of the McAskill Clan occupied the district of "Rubha an Dunain, " where the ruins of the family residence may seen to this day.

Early History of the McAskill family


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McAskill Spelling Variations


Historical recordings of the name McAskill include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacAskill, MacAskill, Gaskell, Gaskill, MacGaskill, MacKaskil, MacKaskill and many more.

Early Notables of the McAskill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McAskill family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McAskill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Norman McAskill, (father of the Giant Angus McAskill) and his family, who settled in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in circa 1830

McAskill Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Benjamin McAskill, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

McAskill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Allan McAskill, aged 32, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Hercules" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 27 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS Hercules 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hercules1853.shtml
  • Angus McAskill, aged 44, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Hercules" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 27 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS Hercules 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hercules1853.shtml
  • Donald McAskill, aged 60, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Hercules" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 27 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS Hercules 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hercules1853.shtml
  • Donald McAskill, aged 18, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Hercules" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 27 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS Hercules 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hercules1853.shtml
  • John McAskill, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Hercules" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 27 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS Hercules 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hercules1853.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McAskill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Donald McAskill, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name McAskill (post 1700)


  • Genevieve McAskill, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 58th District, 1974 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Angus McAskill (1825-1863), Scottish-born, giant known as "The Big Boy of St. Ann's," who came to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia from the Hebrides as a young child. At his death he was 7 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 425 pounds

The McAskill 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: Spea
Motto Translation: By hope.


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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 27 July 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS Hercules 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hercules1853.shtml
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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