Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland
, the first to use the name Echisown were the Strathclyde- Britons
. It was a name for someone who lived in Berwickshire.
Early Origins of the Echisown family
The surname Echisown 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. 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)
Early History of the Echisown family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echisown research.Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1563, 1552, 1558, 1580, 1634, 1621, 1628, 1580, 1634, 1000, 1611, 1638, 1629, 1685, 1657, 1657, 1655, 1701, 1695, 1699, 1695, 1688, 1748, 1727, 1748 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Echisown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Echisown Spelling Variations
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred
years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Echisown has appeared as Acheson, Acherson, Atcherson, Aitcheson, Aitchison, Atcheson, Achison and many more.
Early Notables of the Echisown family (pre 1700)
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Echisown Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Echisown family to Ireland
Some of the Echisown family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 339 words (24 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 Echisown family to the New World and Oceana
As the persecution of Clan
families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence
allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: William Aitchison who settled in Colchester county, Nova Scotia in 1875; Andrew Aitchison who settled in Niagara, Lincoln county Ontario in 1852; Thomas Acheson who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798.
The Echisown 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.