× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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

Aitchison Early Origins



The surname Aitchison 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)

Close

Aitchison Spelling Variations


Expand

Aitchison 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. Aitchison has been spelled Acheson, Acherson, Atcherson, Aitcheson, Aitchison, Atcheson, Achison and many more.

Close

Aitchison Early History


Expand

Aitchison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aitchison 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 Aitchison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Aitchison Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Aitchison Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

Aitchison In Ireland


Expand

Aitchison In Ireland



Some of the Aitchison 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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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:

Aitchison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Aitchison, aged 28, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • William Aitchison, who landed in New York in 1848
  • Robert Aitchison, who arrived in New York in 1848
  • John Aitchison, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • William Alexander Aitchison, who arrived in Richmond, Va in 1860

Aitchison Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Aitchison who settled in Niagara, Lincoln county Ontario in 1852
  • William Aitchison who settled in Colchester county, Nova Scotia in 1875

Aitchison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Aitchison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Isabella Aitchison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Mary Aitchison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Elliott Aitchison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Thomas Aitchison, aged 30, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana"

Aitchison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Oliver Aitchison landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Jane Gifford

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Aitchison (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Aitchison (post 1700)



  • Brooks Rynd Aitchison (1891-1936), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936
  • John Ronald Craigie Aitchison CBE RSA RA (1926-2009), Scottish painter
  • Craigie Mason Aitchison KC (1882-1941), Lord Aitchison, Scottish politician and judge
  • James Edward Tierney Aitchison FRSE FRS FRCSE (1836-1898), Scottish surgeon and botanist, member of the Royal Society in 1883
  • Dominic Aitchison (b. 1976), Scottish bassist
  • James Aitchison (1920-1994), Scottish first class cricketer
  • Martin Aitchison (1919-2016), English illustrator for the Eagle comic from 1952 to 1963
  • Suzy Aitchison (b. 1960), British television actress, best known for her role as Susie on Jam & Jerusalem
  • Frances Helen Aitchison (1881-1947), English silver medalist tennis player at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Sir Charles Aitchison, English Army Lieutenant, 4th Baronet Aitchison, of Lemmington, Northumberland
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Motto


Expand

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.


Close

Aitchison Family Crest Products


Expand

Aitchison Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Aitchison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aitchison 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 1 November 2016 at 10:02.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest