Aik History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A Viking family in ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Aik. It was a name for a crooked person. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. There were two senses in which this nickname was used. The first was for a person with a crooked back: for a humpback. The other way in which this name was used was for a person with a crooked sense of morals: a crook. This nickname was originally derived from the Old Norse word haki which meant "hook" or "something crooked."

Early Origins of the Aik family

The surname Aik was first found in the county of Norfolk where Turkil Hako was listed there in Domesday Book [1]. Much later Gilbert Hake was listed in the Feet of Fines of Staffordshire in 1257. [2]

Important Dates for the Aik family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aik research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1375, 1579 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Aik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aik Spelling Variations

Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Aik has been spelled Hake, Hakes, Hakke, Hacke and others.

Early Notables of the Aik family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aik Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Aik family

The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Aik family relocated to North American shores quite early: Thomas Hakes who died at Jamestown, Virginia in 1623; John Maximilian Hake who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1774 and Nicolaus Hake who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1798..

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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