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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name McCaslin is the Gaelic form of Absolom, which means peace. Historically this name can be found in The Bible, as the name of the third son of King David, who was killed for rebellion against his father.

McCaslin Early Origins



The surname McCaslin was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, 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.

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McCaslin Spelling Variations


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McCaslin Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McCaslin has appeared as MacAuslan, MacAslan, MacAsland, MacAusland, MacAuslane, Mac Auslin, MacCauslan, MacCausland, MacCauseland and many more.

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McCaslin Early History


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McCaslin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCaslin research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1421 is included under the topic Early McCaslin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCaslin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCaslin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCaslin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCaslin In Ireland


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McCaslin In Ireland



Some of the McCaslin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McCaslin were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

McCaslin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel McCaslin, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Matthew McCaslin, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Robert McCaslin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaslin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCaslin (post 1700)



  • Eugene William McCaslin Jr. (b. 1977), former American college and NFL professional football player
  • Mary McCaslin (b. 1946), American folk singer
  • Donny McCaslin (b. 1966), American jazz saxophonist
  • Susan Elizabeth McCaslin (b. 1947), Canadian poet from Fort Langley, British Columbia
  • Jason Paul "Cone" McCaslin (b. 1980), Canadian musician, best known as the bass guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Sum 41

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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: Audaces juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. 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).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. 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.
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    The McCaslin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCaslin 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 5 December 2016 at 13:41.

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