Saturday, April 16, 2011

Surname Saturday - DANSKINE

This is the maiden name of my great grandmother, Elizabeth.  She married my great grandfather, Francis Paterson, June 11, 1883 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland. This has to be one of my favourite surnames.  I can’t help but like this surname as it is an unusual Scottish name. No matter how you spell it-Danskine, Danskin, Dansken, or Danshin.  My line seemed to like the Danskine with the e on the end.  As far as I can tell most people with this name are related in some way. It’s interesting to see the migration of the Danskines.  I’ve found Danskines in England, Australia, United States, and Canada.  

Danskines were in Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland in the late 1600s.  My 4th great grandfather, William Danskine was born in Denny, Shirlingshire in 1748.  He was in Lanarkshire, Scotland by 1777, where he married Mary Ann Maine.  His son James Danskine married Helen Hardie in 1811 in Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.  James was a weaver.  His son, William Danskine, my 2nd great grandfather was born 1816 and married Agnes Findlay in 1837 in Cumbernauld, Scotland.  William was listed as a grocer and spirit dealer in the 1861 census.  I have found a few spirit dealers in my family in Scotland. So if you recognized this surname, chances are we are related. 

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