Akensoun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the name Akensoun are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Akensoun was originally found in Berwickshire.

Early Origins of the Akensoun family

The surname Akensoun 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]

Early History of the Akensoun family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Akensoun research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1563, 1552, 1558, 1580, 1634, 1621, 1628, 1580, 1634, 1000, 1611, 1638, 1629, 1685, 1657, 1657, 1655, 1701, 1695, 1699, 1695, 1688, 1748, 1727, 1748 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Akensoun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Akensoun Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Akensoun has been spelled Acheson, Acherson, Atcherson, Aitcheson, Aitchison, Atcheson, Achison and many more.

Early Notables of the Akensoun family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Akensoun family to Ireland

Some of the Akensoun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 183 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Akensoun family

Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: William Aitchison who settled in Colchester county, Nova Scotia in 1875; Andrew Aitchison who settled in Niagara, Lincoln county Ontario in 1852; Thomas Acheson who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798.



The Akensoun 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.


  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)


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