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A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Aikin. They lived in Lanarkshire.

Aikin Early Origins



The surname Aikin was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they originated in the old barony of Akyne. One of the first records of the name was Atkyn de Barr in 1340 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
and later in 1405 when named "John of Akyne, a Scottish merchant petitioned for the return of his ship and goods illegally seized in England" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The name and all it's variants are double diminutives of Adam, formed from 'Ad,' the diminutive of Adam + 'kin' [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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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Aikin Spelling Variations


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Aikin Spelling Variations



In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Aikin has appeared as Aitken, Aiken, Atkin, Atkins and others.

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Aikin Early History


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Aikin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aikin research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1482, 1497, 1520, 1687, 1676, 1680 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Aikin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aikin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aikin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aikin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aikin In Ireland


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Aikin In Ireland



Some of the Aikin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 337 words (24 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Among them:

Aikin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abel Aikin, who arrived in New York in 1804
  • David Aikin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • John Aikin, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Joseph Aikin, aged 29, landed in Delaware in 1812
  • John Aikin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Aikin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Aikin settled in St. John Island in 1775
  • William Aikin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1775

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aikin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aikin (post 1700)



  • Dow Aikin, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • A. M. Aikin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 1st District, 1992
  • A. M. Aikin Jr. (1905-1981), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1933-37; Member of Texas State Senate, 1937-79
  • Arthur Aikin FLS, FGS (1773-1854), English chemist, mineralogist and scientific writer, founding member of the Chemical Society (now the Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • Lucy Aikin (1781-1864), English historical writer who also published under the pseudonym Mary Godolphin
  • John Aikin (1747-1822), English doctor and writer
  • John Aikin (1713-1780), English Unitarian scholar and theological tutor

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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: Robore et vigilantia
Motto Translation: Strength and vigilance.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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The Aikin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aikin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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