Auchinleck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Scottish name Auchinleck was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in the barony of Auchinleck in Ayrshire or from Affleck in Angus.

Early Origins of the Auchinleck family

The surname Auchinleck was first found in Ayrshire and Angus where one of the first records of the name was Nicholas of Haghenlek who is mentioned in the records of 1292 is the same Nicol de Achithlege of the county of Ayr who rendered homage to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. [1]

Important Dates for the Auchinleck family

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Auchinleck Spelling Variations

The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Auchinleck has been spelled Affleck, Athlyk, Athinkel, Auchlek, Athlek, Achleck, Achinfleck, Afleck, Authinlek and many more.

Early Notables of the Auchinleck family (pre 1700)

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Auchinleck migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Auchinleck Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Caroline Auchinleck, aged 33, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Ellen Auchinleck, aged 15, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Auchinleck (post 1700)

  • Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck (1884-1981), GCB, GCIE, CSI, DSO, OBE, English Field Marshall, Indian Army, 1903

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)
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