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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.

McAskill Early Origins



The surname McAskill was first found in living on the Islands of Skye and of Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Ledhas), 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.

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McAskill Spelling Variations


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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.

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McAskill Early History


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McAskill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAskill research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1795 is included under the topic Early McAskill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAskill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAskill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McAskill 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:

McAskill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Norman McAskill, (father of the Giant Angus McAskill) and his family, who setted 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAskill (post 1700)


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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

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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: Spea
Motto Translation: By hope.


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  11. ...

The McAskill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAskill 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 14 January 2016 at 10:04.

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