In ancient Scotland
, the first people to use Afflick as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons
. It was a name someone who lived in the barony of Auchinleck in Ayrshire
or from Affleck in Angus.
Early Origins of the Afflick family
The surname Afflick was first found in Ayrshire
where one of the first records of the name was Nicholas of Haghenlek who is mentioned in the records of 1292 is the same Nicol de Achithlege of the county of Ayr who rendered homage to King Edward I
on his brief conquest of Scotland
in 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Afflick family
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Afflick Spelling Variations
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations
in a single document. Afflick has been spelled Affleck, Athlyk, Athinkel, Auchlek, Athlek, Achleck, Achinfleck, Afleck, Authinlek and many more.
Early Notables of the Afflick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Afflick family to the New World and Oceana
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:
Afflick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H. Afflick settled in San Francisco, California in 1852