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The McCaskill family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McCaskill is derived from an ancient Norse warrior name Askell, which means cauldron of the Gods and denoted son of Asgaill.

McCaskill Early Origins



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

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McCaskill Spelling Variations


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McCaskill Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McCaskill include MacAskill, MacAskill, Gaskell, Gaskill, MacGaskill, MacKaskil, MacKaskill and many more.

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McCaskill Early History


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McCaskill Early History



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

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McCaskill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCaskill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McCaskill arrived in North America very early:

McCaskill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McCaskill, aged 53, who landed in South Carolina 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)
  • Donald McCaskill, aged 22, who arrived in South Carolina 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)
  • Peter McCaskill, aged 19, who arrived in South Carolina 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)
  • Thomas McCaskill, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [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)
  • Mifs McCaskill, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

McCaskill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jessie McCaskill, aged 2, who landed in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1907
  • Kate McCaskill, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1911
  • Alexander McCaskill, aged 32, who landed in America from Portree, Scotland, in 1911
  • Christina McCaskill, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1921
  • Hugh McCaskill, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCaskill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Duncan McCaskill, aged 24, who landed in Canada in 1811

McCaskill Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Helen McCaskill, aged 26, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1922
  • Lillian Abbott McCaskill, aged 52, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1922

McCaskill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • I McCaskill, who landed in Sydney, Australia in 1839

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaskill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaskill (post 1700)



  • Deac McCaskill (b. 1977), American stock car driver
  • Nevin McCaskill (b. 1983), American football guard
  • Amal Omari McCaskill (b. 1973), American professional basketball player
  • Claire Conner McCaskill (b. 1953), senior United States Senator from Missouri
  • Ian McCaskill (1938-2016), born John Robertson McCaskill, a Scottish BBC weatherman
  • Ted McCaskill (b. 1936), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Robert 'Bob' McCaskill (1895-1952), Australian rules footballer
  • Kirk Edward McCaskill (b. 1961), retired Major League Baseball pitcher and a retired professional hockey player

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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. ^ 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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  11. ...

The McCaskill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCaskill 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 22 March 2017 at 10:30.

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