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An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Aitcheson. They lived in Berwickshire.

Aitcheson Early Origins



The surname Aitcheson 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. [1]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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Aitcheson Spelling Variations


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Aitcheson Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Aitcheson has been spelled Acheson, Acherson, Atcherson, Aitcheson, Aitchison, Atcheson, Achison and many more.

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Aitcheson Early History


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Aitcheson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aitcheson research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1563, 1552, 1558, 1580, 1634, 1621 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Aitcheson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aitcheson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aitcheson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aitcheson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aitcheson In Ireland


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Aitcheson In Ireland



Some of the Aitcheson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 355 words (25 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


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The Great Migration



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Aitcheson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Aitcheson who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866

Aitcheson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J. Aitcheson, a weaver, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Robert Aitcheson, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • Jane Aitcheson, aged 21, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • Jane Aitcheson, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850

Aitcheson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Aitcheson, aged 34, a brickmaker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Sarah Aitcheson, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Jane Aitcheson, aged 5, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • John Aitcheson, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

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Motto


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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: Ane chast arbor
Motto Translation: One pure tree.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  8. 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).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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The Aitcheson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aitcheson 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.

This page was last modified on 31 August 2015 at 13:07.

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