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OTHER FORMS: Geytescales, Gaitskell, Gaitskill, Gaskill, Gaskell and Gaskall
Meaning & History
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.