McCaskie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McCaskie family

The surname McCaskie was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the McCaskie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCaskie research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1588, and 1688 are included under the topic Early McCaskie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCaskie Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. McCaskie has been spelled Caskie, Caskey, Macaskey, MacCaskie, McAskie, McCaskie and many more.

Early Notables of the McCaskie family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McCaskie family to Ireland

Some of the McCaskie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McCaskie family

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: a family of Caskie, settled in Washington about the year 1640. James, John, Margaret, Mary, Michael, Rebecca, Robert, Sally, Samuel and William Caskey, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1813 and 1864.


Contemporary Notables of the name McCaskie (post 1700) +

  • Zachary McCaskie (b. 1996), Barbadian cricketer who made his List A debut on 23 November 2019, for Barbados in the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament
  • Norman McCaskie (1911-1968), English first-class cricketer from Kensington, West London who played for Middlesex and Oxford University (1931-1932)
  • Sonja McCaskie (1939-1963), British alpine skier at the 1960 Winter Olympic who was brutially killed in Reno, Nevada


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