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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish



Multiple Origins for the Surname McCaskey


Scottish


In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the McCaskey family were born. Their name comes from an ancient Norse warrior name Askell, which means cauldron of the Gods and denoted son of Asgaill.

McCaskey Early Origins



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

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McCaskey Spelling Variations


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McCaskey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. McCaskey has been spelled MacAskill, MacAskill, Gaskell, Gaskill, MacGaskill, MacKaskil, MacKaskill and many more.

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McCaskey Early History


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McCaskey Early History



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

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McCaskey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCaskey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first McCaskeys to arrive on North American shores:

McCaskey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard McCaskey, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]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)

McCaskey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary McCaskey, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • Biddy McCaskey, aged 40, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • John McCaskey, aged 13, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • George McCaskey, aged 11, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • Eliza McCaskey, aged 9, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaskey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaskey (post 1700)



  • John Gruard McCaskey (1874-1924), American oil businessman and philanthropist, "the Sauerkraut King"
  • John Piersol McCaskey (1837-1934), American politician, 23rd Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1907 to 1911
  • Evan McCaskey (d. 1989), American guitarist
  • George McCaskey, current chairman of the Chicago Bears
  • Virginia Halas McCaskey (b. 1923), American owner of the Chicago Bears
  • Michael McCaskey, former Chairman of the Chicago Bears in the National Football League

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The McCaskey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCaskey 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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