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

Atchison Early Origins



The surname Atchison 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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Atchison Spelling Variations


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

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Atchison Early History


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Atchison Early History



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

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Atchison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Atchison Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Atchison In Ireland


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Atchison In Ireland



Some of the Atchison 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:

Atchison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Vincent Atchison, who landed in Maryland in 1673

Atchison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Atchison, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • David Atchison who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772

Atchison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nanny Atchison who landed in America in 1804
  • Nanny Atchison, who arrived in America in 1804
  • Patrick and Thomas Atchison who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1836 and 1868 respectively
  • Capt. Atchison, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Geo Atchison, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Atchison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Atchison, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Elizabeth Atchison, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Janet Atchison, aged 7, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Thomas Atchison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851

Atchison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Atchison arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cape Finisterre" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Atchison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Atchison (post 1700)



  • Ray L. Atchison, American Republican politician, Member of New Mexico State Senate 2nd District, 1967-72
  • Leon H. Atchison, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 9th District, 1970; Member of Wayne State University Board of Governors; Elected 1970, 1978
  • Irwin C. Atchison, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sherman; Elected 1906, 1918, 1920
  • Edward Atchison, American politician, Member of Rhode Island State Senate from North Smithfield, 1911
  • David Rice Atchison (1807-1886), American politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1834, 1838; Circuit Judge in Missouri, 1841; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1843-48, 1849-55
  • Andrew "Drew" Peter Atchison (b. 1985), American NFL football tight end
  • David Rice Atchison (1807-1886), American Democratic Senator from Missouri, eponym of Atchison County in Kansas and Missouri
  • Scott Atchison (b. 1962), American former racing driver
  • Doug Atchison, American motion picture director and screenwriter, recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in 2000
  • Scott Barham Atchison (b. 1976), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Atchison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Atchison 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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