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

Atcheson Early Origins



The surname Atcheson 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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Atcheson Spelling Variations


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

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Atcheson Early History


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Atcheson Early History



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

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Atcheson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Atcheson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Atcheson In Ireland


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Atcheson In Ireland



Some of the Atcheson 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:

Atcheson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Atcheson, who arrived in Maryland in 1652
  • Nicholas Atcheson, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Vincent Atcheson, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

Atcheson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Atcheson who landed in New York State in 1775

Atcheson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Atcheson and his wife who settled in New London, Conn. in 1811
  • Hugh Atcheson, who landed in New London, Conn in 1811
  • John Atcheson, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Adam Atcheson, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • David Atcheson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Atcheson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Atcheson (post 1700)



  • George Atcheson Jr. (b. 1896), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Changsha, 1923-24; North Bay, 1926-27; Tientsin, 1927-28; U.S. Consul in Tientsin, 1928, 1929-32; Foochow, 1928-29
  • Randall Atcheson, American concert pianist
  • Paul 'Patch' Atcheson (b. 1973), English former professional rugby league footballer

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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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See Also


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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. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Atcheson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Atcheson 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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