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On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the McCaskell family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from an ancient Norse warrior name Askell, which means cauldron of the Gods and denoted son of Asgaill.

McCaskell Early Origins



The surname McCaskell 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 McCaskell Clan occupied the district of "Rubha an Dunain, " where the ruins of the family residence may seen to this day.

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McCaskell Spelling Variations


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McCaskell Spelling Variations



In various documents McCaskell has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacAskill, MacAskill, Gaskell, Gaskill, MacGaskill, MacKaskil, MacKaskill and many more.

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McCaskell Early History


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McCaskell Early History



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

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McCaskell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCaskell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McCaskell or a variant listed above:

McCaskell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John McCaskell, who landed in Virginia in 1776

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaskell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaskell (post 1700)



  • Stephen McCaskell, American author, known for his book Through the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon: Quotes from a Reformed Baptist Preacher (2012)
  • Troy McCaskell, American actor, known for his work in Orgazmo (1997), Tiger Street (1998) and My Samurai (1992)
  • Tim McCaskell, Canadian educator and advocate, known for his book, Race to Equity: Disrupting Educational Inequality (2005)

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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



    Other References

    1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. 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.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The McCaskell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCaskell 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 4 March 2014 at 15:27.

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