Aikesombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The first people to use the name Aikesombe were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in Berwickshire.
Early Origins of the Aikesombe family
The surname Aikesombe 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. 
Early History of the Aikesombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aikesombe research. 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 Aikesombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aikesombe Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Aikesombe has appeared as Acheson, Acherson, Atcherson, Aitcheson, Aitchison, Atcheson, Achison and many more.
Early Notables of the Aikesombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aikesombe family to Ireland
Some of the Aikesombe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aikesombe family
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: William Aitchison who settled in Colchester county, Nova Scotia in 1875; Andrew Aitchison who settled in Niagara, Lincoln county Ontario in 1852; Thomas Acheson who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798.
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The Aikesombe Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ane chast arbor
Motto Translation: One pure tree.
- ^ 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)