Aykinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Aykinson surname was patronymic name created from Atkin, a Middle English personal name, which was one of the many pet forms of Adam.
Early Origins of the Aykinson family
The surname Aykinson was first found in the counties of Northumberland and Cumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times long before the Norman Conquest in 1066. The name was derived from Atkin and Adkin.
Early History of the Aykinson family
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Aykinson Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Aykinson occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Atkinson, Aitkinson, Atkenson, Aitkenson, Atkington, Attkinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Aykinson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aykinson family to Ireland
Some of the Aykinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aykinson family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Aykinson, or a spelling variation of the surname include: James Atkinson who settled in Virginia in 1635; also settling in Virginia were, Charles 1623; Edward 1635; Francis 1623; George 1635; Henry 1639; James 1635.
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The Aykinson 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: Esperance en Dieu
Motto Translation: Hope in God.