Paskett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Paskett surname is a habitational (local) name taken on from a place name in North Yorkshire. The place name is derived from the Middle English words "post" meaning a post or pole, and "gate," meaning a road.

Early Origins of the Paskett family

The surname Paskett was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Postgate. One of the first records of the name was Thomas Postgate who was listed in Whitby (near Postgate) in 1349. Richard Poskett was listed in the area in 1514 and later William Postgate and Thomas Poskitt were both listed in the Yorkshire Wills of 1648. [1] Nicholas Postgate (c.1596-1679), the English Catholic martyr was born at Kirkdale House in the parish of Egton, near Whitby.

Important Dates for the Paskett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paskett research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1596, 1679 and 1987 are included under the topic Early Paskett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paskett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Postgate, Posthall, Posgate, Postkitt, Poskett, Posskiss, Postkiss and many more.

Early Notables of the Paskett family (pre 1700)

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Paskett migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paskett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jane Paskett, aged 28, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • John Paskett, aged 40, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Maria Paskett, aged 5, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Elizabeth Paskett, aged 1, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

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Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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