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Early Origins of the Plaskett family


The surname Plaskett was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Plaskett family


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Plaskett Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Plasket, Plaskett, Plaskit, Plaskitt and others.

Early Notables of the Plaskett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Plaskett family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Plaskett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Plaskett, who landed in New York in 1837 [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)

Plaskett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Henry Plaskett, aged 21, a porter, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  • W.H. Plaskett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  • Joseph Plaskett, aged 21, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm
  • Joseph Plaskett, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Plaskett (post 1700)


  • Elmo Alexander Plaskett (1938-1998), American Major League Baseball player who played 17 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962-1963)
  • James Plaskett (b. 1960), British chess Grandmaster, awarded the International Grandmaster title in 1985
  • William Joel MacDonald Plaskett (b. 1975), Canadian rock musician and songwriter from Nova Scotia
  • Joseph "Joe" Plaskett (b. 1918), Canadian painter who studied with many of the Group of Seven
  • John Stanley Plaskett CBE (1865-1941), Canadian astronomer, first director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, British Columbia in 1917, awarded Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1930), Rumford Prize (1930), Bruce Medal (1932) and Henry Draper Medal from the National Academy of Sciences (1934), father of Harry Hemley Plaskett
  • H James Plaskett (b. 1960), British Chess Champion in 1990, awarded the International Grandmaster title in 1985
  • Harry Hemley Plaskett (1893-1980), Canadian astronomer, known for his work in solar physics, astronomical spectroscopy and spectrophotometry, Savilian Professor of Astronomy at the University of Oxford

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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm

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