It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Atchieson. It was a name for someone who lived in Berwickshire.
, 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
Ade was a "custumar" of North Berwick in 1384 and later appears as John Atkynsoun in 1387.
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Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Atchieson has appeared as Acheson, Acherson, Atcherson, Aitcheson, Aitchison, Atcheson, Achison and many more.
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.