Paskin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's generation of the Paskin family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Paskin lived in Banff (part of the modern Grampian region), where the family has a rich history dating back many years.

Early Origins of the Paskin family

The surname Paskin was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Paskin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paskin research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1679 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Paskin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paskin Spelling Variations

Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Paskin has appeared Baskins, Baskens, Baskin, Basking, Basken and many more.

Early Notables of the Paskin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Paskin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Paskin family

Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Paskin: William Baskins who settled in Virginia in 1740; William Baskins settled in Augusta county 1762; Thomas Baskin settled in Delaware in 1785.


Contemporary Notables of the name Paskin (post 1700) +

  • Marc Paskin, American multi-millionaire real estate developer
  • William John Paskin (b. 1962), South African former professional footballer who made 164 appearances from 1980 to 1998


The Paskin 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: Armis et diligentia
Motto Translation: By arms and diligence.


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