Afflake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Afflake. It was a name for someone who lived in the barony of Auchinleck in Ayrshire or from Affleck in Angus.
Early Origins of the Afflake family
The surname Afflake 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. 
Important Dates for the Afflake family
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Afflake Spelling Variations
Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Afflake has been spelled Affleck, Athlyk, Athinkel, Auchlek, Athlek, Achleck, Achinfleck, Afleck, Authinlek and many more.
Early Notables of the Afflake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Afflake family
The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. 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.
- ^ 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)