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Etchison Surname History



In ancient Scotland, Etchison was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived in Berwickshire.


Early Origins of the Etchison family


The surname Etchison was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where one of the first records of the name was Johannes filius Ade was a "custumar" of North Berwick in 1384 and later appears as John Atkynsoun in 1387. [1]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 Etchison family


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Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1563, 1552, 1558, 1580, 1634, 1621, 1628, 1580, 1634, 1000, 1611, 1638, 1629, 1685, 1657, 1657, 1655, 1701, 1695, 1699, 1695, 1688, 1748, 1727, 1748 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Etchison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Etchison Spelling Variations


Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Etchison has been spelled Acheson, Acherson, Atcherson, Aitcheson, Aitchison, Atcheson, Achison and many more.

Early Notables of the Etchison family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Etchison family to Ireland


Some of the Etchison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Etchison family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

Etchison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Josephine Etchison, aged 59, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Orduna" from Cherbourg, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62N-DPP : 6 December 2014), Josephine Etchison, 02 Sep 1921; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marshall L. Etchison, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Orduna" from Cherbourg, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62N-DPR : 6 December 2014), Marshall L. Etchison, 02 Sep 1921; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Julia Etchison, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Zeeland" from Cherbourg, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHC-DNR : 6 December 2014), Julia Etchison, 23 Aug 1924; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Etchison (post 1700)


  • Dennis William Etchison (1943-2019), American writer and editor of fantasy and horror fiction
  • Clarence Hampton "Buck" Etchison (1915-1980), American Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Boston Braves from 1943 to 1944
  • Horace Etchison, American politician, Mayor of McAllen, Texas, 1937-45 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • G. W. Etchison, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1917-21 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Hart Etchison, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. Dorsey Etchison, American politician, U.S. Consul in Matamoros, 1864-65 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • A. C. Etchison, American Republican politician, Chair of Christian County Republican Party, 1950; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62N-DPP : 6 December 2014), Josephine Etchison, 02 Sep 1921; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62N-DPR : 6 December 2014), Marshall L. Etchison, 02 Sep 1921; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHC-DNR : 6 December 2014), Julia Etchison, 23 Aug 1924; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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