Erskine/Askey DNA Project Created
The derivation of one line of surname Askey is from Thomas Erskine (1727-1807). Erskine's father was born in Scotland and moved to Antrim, Northern Ireland around 1700. Erskine moved to North America around 1742 (Pennsylvania through Maryland) and had his name changed to Aspey and Askey on official records and military documents. The Askey name stuck although one of Thomas Erskine/Askey's sons (William) reclaimed the Erskine name in Pennsylvania and moved west throughout North America and Canada. Another variation: Askay, was created in the 1800s.
This group is open to all similar surnames and will attempt to differentiate based on yDNA markers and Haplogroups. Also, several different surnames are close matches to the Thomas Erskine/Askey line and are welcome so that we can determine the history behind the various surnames.
Post here or send a message to me if you have had a yDNA test and are interested in joining this project.