Paskins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The current generations of the Paskins family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Paskins family lived in Banff (part of the modern Grampian region), where the family has a rich history dating back many years.

Early Origins of the Paskins family

The surname Paskins 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 Paskins family

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

Paskins Spelling Variations

Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Paskins has been spelled Baskins, Baskens, Baskin, Basking, Basken and many more.

Early Notables of the Paskins family (pre 1700)

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


United States Paskins migration to the United States +

The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Paskins:

Paskins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Paskins, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [1]


The Paskins 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.


  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)


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