Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. GAS-KIL
Other Forms FormsGeytescales, Gaitskell, Gaitskill, Gaskill, Gaskell and Gaskall
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Contributor Contrib.NightOwlIX on 8/17/2015
Meaning "Goat Shelter". English (Lancashire) habitual name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’. The surname is first recorded in the early half of the 14th Century.