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"AIKMAN. No satisfactory explanation of this name is known. Lower suggested that it was a modification of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Agemund, Ferguson and Harrison derive it from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) /Ecemann, ' 'oakman' (sec+mann), Sir Herbert Maxwell (History of Dumfries, p. 297) finds its origin in Old English (Anglo-Saxon) ace manne, 'an infirm person,' and Dr. Henry Bradley suggested that the first element is perhaps ac, and that the name may possibly represent an Old English (Anglo-Saxon) dcumann, which Decame Acemann by later development, but a form Acemann is not known. The story told of the 0 officer who had command of the troops besieging Macbeth in Dunsinane Castle ordering his men to march to the attack with branches of oak taken from Birnam Wood, and on that account obtained the name of Aikman, is still an article of faith with some (. . Stevens, Stevens genealogy, New York, 1904, p. 87-89 ) though too silly for belief. Alisaundre Akeman of Lanarkshire who rendered homage in 1296 ( Bain, n, p. 204 ) is believed to be first of the name recorded in Scotland. His seal shows a fox, with paw raised, looking upwards, and S' Alexandr Acman (ibid., p. 186). The tombs of ten John Aikmans are said to be in Arbroath Abbey, and the surname is abo recorded in Orkney in 1575 (Oppressions, p. 4). John Hekman was bailie of Montrose in 1400 ( Stodart, n, p. 404). William Aikman ( 1682-1731 ), the portrait painter, sold the family estate in 1707 on leaving Scotland to study in Rome. Akman and Aykrnan 1505. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Aikman

Wikipedia Colonel Frederick Robertson Aikman VC (6 February 1828 ? 5 October 1888) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia Michael Aikman (December 9 1797 ? March 21 1881 in Barton Township) was a businessman and political figure in Upper Canada.
Wikipedia Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network.