Aikey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Aikey was first used as a name by Viking settlers in ancient Scotland. 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 Aikey family

The surname Aikey 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 Aikey family

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

Aikey Spelling Variations

Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Aikey include Hake, Hakes, Hakke, Hacke and others.

Early Notables of the Aikey family (pre 1700)

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

Aikey migration to the United States

Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Aikey or a variant listed above, including:

Aikey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lewis H. Aikey, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Callao" from South American Ports [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Aikey (post 1700)

  • Mary Aikey (1928-2013), American inductee into the Michigan Women's Historical Hall of Fame in 2010

Historic Events for the Aikey family

Flight TWA 800
  • Miss. Jessica Lynn Aikey (1979-1996), from Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA, American student from Montoursville flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [4]

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)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZH-ZTB : 6 December 2014), Lewis H. Aikey, 27 Sep 1920; citing departure port South American Ports, arrival port New York, ship name Callao, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
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