Aykinflake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Aykinflake was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Aykinflake family lived in the barony of Auchinleck in Ayrshire or from Affleck in Angus.

Early Origins of the Aykinflake family

The surname Aykinflake 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 Aykinflake family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aykinflake research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1311 and 1464 are included under the topic Early Aykinflake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aykinflake Spelling Variations

Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Aykinflake has been spelled Affleck, Athlyk, Athinkel, Auchlek, Athlek, Achleck, Achinfleck, Afleck, Authinlek and many more.

Early Notables of the Aykinflake family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Aykinflake family

Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: Andrew Affleck who settled in Barbados in 1678; Thomas Affleck settled in Frederick County, Maryland in 1787; George, John, and Joseph Affleck, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1872 and 1880.

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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