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Aiton Early Origins



The surname Aiton was first found in the county of Berwickshire, where Ayton is a small town "which takes its name from the water of Eye, on the banks of which it is situated, is intimately connected with important transactions of early times. It was formerly dependent on the monastery of Coldingham, as appears from charters belonging to that establishment, upon the settlement of which, between the years 1098 and 1107, under the auspices of King Edgar, that monarch made them several grants, including "Eytun" and "aliam Eytun," the latter being Nether Ayton, on the opposite side of the river." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
One of the first records of the name was William de Eytone who rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296. [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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Aiton Spelling Variations


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Aiton Spelling Variations



Although the name, Aiton, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Aiton, Ayton, Aytoun and others.

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Aiton Early History


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Aiton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aiton research. Another 503 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1296, 1440, 1672, 1440, 1887, 1570, 1638 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Aiton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aiton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aiton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aiton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Aiton family name Aiton, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Aiton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Aiton, aged 34, who arrived in North Carolina in 1812 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Aiton, aged 26, who landed in America from London, in 1892

Aiton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Letetia Aiton, aged 45, who emigrated to America from Ayr, Scotland, in 1912
  • Francis S. Aiton, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Clyde Aiton, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Robert Scott Aiton, aged 35, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1921
  • Walter Hill Aiton, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aiton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aiton (post 1700)



  • George Wilson Aiton (1890-1976), American Major League Baseball player
  • William Townsend Aiton FRHS FLS (1766-1849), English botanist, one of the founders and an active fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society, eldest son of William Aiton
  • Norah Aiton (1903-1988), British architect who was an early proponent of the modernist style, co-founder of Aiton & Scott
  • John Aiton (1797-1863), Scottish religious writer, the youngest son of William Aiton, a sheriff-substitute of Lanarkshire
  • William Aiton (1760-1847), Scottish law agent, agriculturalist and sheriff-substitute of the county of Lanark
  • Paul Aiton (b. 1985), Papua New Guinean rugby league player
  • William Aiton (1731-1793), Scottish botanist

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  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)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. 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).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Aiton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aiton 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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