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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 691 people with the Affleck surname? In that year Affleck was ranked number 2889 for popularity in the UK.
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"AFFLECK. This surname is of twofold origin: (1) from the barony of Auchinleck in Ayrshire, and (2) from Affleck in Angus. Richard of Auchinlec was juror on an inquest held in 1263 before the sheriff of Lanark (Bain, i, 2677). Nicholas of Haghenlek mentioned in 1292 is probably Nicol de Achithelege of the county of Are who rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 150, 206). Patrick de Aghleke of Lanarkshire who also rendered homage in 1296 appears again as Patrick de Achenlek, juror on inquest at Lanark in 1303, and is probably the Patrick de Auuynlec who witnessed resignation of the lands of Grenryg c. 1311 (Bain, n, p. 206, 372; Keko, 195). In 1370 the lands of 1e Greynryg et de le Tathys' were resigned to Kelso Abbey by Adam de Aghynlek (Kelso, 514). Thomas of Awqwhynleke in 1436 witnessed a charter of lands in Peeblesshire (OPS., i, p. 521), Adam Auchinlek had a safe conduct to travel in England in 1451, Andrew Athelek and James Athelek of Scotland petitioned for safe conducts in 1464 (Bain, rv, 1232, 1343), and in 1486 William Achlek appears as a friar preacher in Aberdeen (REA., n, p. 300). John of Aghelek 0 who did homage in 1306 is the first recorded of the Angus family of the name (Jervise, Low Latin,p. 207-208). These Angus Afflecks were hereditary armour bearers to the earls of Crawford (ibid.). John Athlyk was burgess of Inverness in 1499 (Cawdor, p. 102). Achinfleck 1536, Achinlek 1443, Achlec 1473, Afflect 1627, Aflek 1563, Athinkel (probably a miscopying) 1414, Athlek 1513, Auchinlech 1605, Auchinlok 1532, Auchlec 1485, Auchlek 1364, Authinlect 1595, Auchynflek 1536, Authinlek 1590, Avthinlect 1610, Awchinlecke 1669, Efflek 1547, Hauchynlek 1505; Achleck, Achtinlek, Achynlek, Aithinleik, Aquinlek 1581, Athinleik, Athinlek, Athynlek, Auchenlek, Auchenleck, Auchinlec, Auchimlek, Auchleck, Auchtlek, Auchynlek, Awchlek. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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