Artem History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Artem family
The surname Artem 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." 
One of the first records of the name was William de Eytone who rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296. 
Early History of the Artem family
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Artem Spelling Variations
The name Artem, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Aiton, Ayton, Aytoun and others.
Early Notables of the Artem family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Robert Ayton or Aytoun (1570-1638), English poet, who was also a private secretary to the queens of James I and Charles I. He "was a descendant of the Norman house of De Vescy, lords of Sprouston in Northumberland. Gilbert de Vescy, a younger son of the family, settled in Scotland in the reign of King Robert Bruce, having received from him the lands of Aytoun in Berwickshire. Thereupon he changed his name to that of his estate. "
"In Berwickshire the Aytouns continued as landowners until James III (1460-1488), when...
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Migration of the Artem family
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Artem family, or who bore a variation of the surname Artem were James Ayton settled in Virginia in 1716.
Contemporary Notables of the name Artem (post 1700) +
- Artem Moroz (b. 1984), Ukrainian rower at the 2012 Summer Olympics
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)