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Re: MacAskill , Norman c1831
Posted by: Allan MacAskill Date: December 06, 2001 at 12:34:37
In Reply to: Re: MacAskill , Norman c1831 by Nancy Shire of 211

The name MacAskill is of Norse origin.
The ancient Norse name "Askell" is the source.
Up until a couple of generations ago my family spelled the name "MacAskell".
It is a small step to "Haskell".
The MacAskills were known collectively as "Clan Tasgaill".
I saw someone in a census called "Taskell MacAskill", so it is quite easy to see how "Haskell" could have come about.

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