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Where did the Scottish Akynheued family come from? What is the Scottish Akynheued family crest and coat of arms? When did the Akynheued family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Akynheued family history?In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Akynheued as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in a barony in Lanarkshire where one of the first records was dates to 1372, when Robert II granted the lands of "Akynheuide" in Lanark to John de Maxwell in 1372. Convallus de Akinhead was recorded as witness to another land grant in the same year.
Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Akynheued has been spelled Aikenhead, Akenhead, Akynhead, Akynheued, Aikkenhead, Achenhead and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Akynheued research. Another 331 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1376, 1444, 1489, 1673, 1676, 1697, and 1699 are included under the topic Early Akynheued History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Akynheued Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Elizabeth Achenhed who settled in Jamaica in 1774.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Rupto robore nati
Motto Translation: We are born with weakened strength.
The Akynheued Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Akynheued Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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