Achlock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the name Achlock are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Achlock was originally found in the barony of Auchinleck in Ayrshire or from Affleck in Angus.

Early Origins of the Achlock family

The surname Achlock was first found in Ayrshire and Angus 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 of England on his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. [1]

Important Dates for the Achlock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Achlock research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1311 and 1464 are included under the topic Early Achlock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Achlock Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Achlock has been spelled Affleck, Athlyk, Athinkel, Auchlek, Athlek, Achleck, Achinfleck, Afleck, Authinlek and many more.

Early Notables of the Achlock family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Achlock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Achlock family

Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: Andrew Affleck who settled in Barbados in 1678; Thomas Affleck settled in Frederick County, Maryland in 1787; George, John, and Joseph Affleck, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1872 and 1880.

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)
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