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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Aitken Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Aitken Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Aitken family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Aitken

Wikipedia Matthew James Aitken (born 25 August 1956 in Coventry, England), is a British songwriter and record producer, brought up in Astley, Greater Manchester, best known as the creative force behind the 1980s songwriting/production trio Stock Aitken Waterman.
Wikipedia Bill Aitken (15 April, 1947, Glasgow) is a Conservative member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow.
Wikipedia Colonel Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken VC CB (14 April 1828 ? 18 September 1887) 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 Robert Baker Aitken Roshi (born June 19, 1917) is a Zen teacher practicing in the Harada-Yasutani lineage living in retirement in O'ahu, Hawaii since 1996.
Wikipedia Robert Aitken, CM (born August 28, 1939) is a Canadian composer and flautist.
Wikipedia Robert Sime "Roy" Aitken (born 24 November 1958) is a former footballer who went on to become a coach with Leeds United and Aston Villa.
Wikipedia Jim Aitken (born 22 November 1947 in Penicuik) is a British businessman and former Scotland international rugby union player.
Wikipedia Kate Aitken (1891 ? December 11, 1971) was a Canadian radio and television broadcaster in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
Wikipedia Robert Aitken (1734?1802) was a Philadelphia printer and the first to publish an English language Bible in the newly formed United States.
Wikipedia William McKay Aitken (Bill Aitken) is a Scottish born, naturalized Indian travel writer.
Wikipedia Johnathan James Aitken (born May 24, 1978 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman.
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Wikipedia Charles "Charlie" Alexander Aitken (born 5 January 1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a former Scottish footballer.
Wikipedia James Macrae Aitken (27 October 1908, Calderbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland ? 3 December 1983) was a Scottish chess player.
Wikipedia Robert Ingersoll Aitken (May 8, 1878 ? January 3, 1949) was an American sculptor.
Wikipedia Adam Jack Aitken (1921?1998) was a Scottish lexicographer.
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Wikipedia Andrew "Andy" Robert Aitken (born 2 February 1978, in Dumfries) is a Scottish professional footballer who is currently playing for Ayr United following his release from Scottish First Division side Queen of the South.
Wikipedia Chris Aitken (born September 21, 1979 in Glasgow) is a Scottish footballer currently playing for Scottish First Division side Ayr United.
Wikipedia James Aitken (died 1687) was a 17th century Scottish prelate.
Wikipedia Sir Robert Aitken (16 April 1901 ? 10 April 1997) was a physician and university administrator from New Zealand.
Wikipedia George Aitken (1 January 1885 - ?) born in Edinburgh, Scotland, was Scottish football manager, most well known for his time with Italian club Juventus.
Wikipedia Peter Gerald Aitken (born 30 June 30 1954 in Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales) is an Welsh former footballer.
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Wikipedia Webster Aitken (June 17, 1908, Los Angeles, California ? May 11, 1981, Santa Fe, New Mexico) was an American pianist.
Wikipedia George Beairsto.
Wikipedia George Aitken (1925 ? 2003) was a Scottish international football player, who played for clubs including East Fife and Sunderland.
Wikipedia William Aubrey Aitken (1911 - 1985) was the second Bishop of Lynn from 1972 until 1986.
Wikipedia Charles Aitken CB (12 September 1869 ? 9 August 1936) was a British art administrator and was the third Keeper of the Tate Gallery (1911?1917) and the first Director (1917?1930).
Wikipedia John Aitken (born 1870 - "unknown") was a Scottish footballer.
Wikipedia Stephen Aitken (born September 25 1976 in Glasgow) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Stranraer in the Scottish Football League Third Division.
Wikipedia William John Aitken (2 February 1894 ? 9 August 1973) was a Scottish footballer.
Wikipedia Brett Aitken (born in Adelaide on January 25, 1971) is an Olympic cyclist from Australia.
Wikipedia Ralph Aitken (1863 ? 1928) was a Scottish international football player, who played for Dumbarton, Newcastle West End and Scotland.
Wikipedia Andy Aitken (1934?2005) was a Scottish association football player, who played for Cliftonville, Hibernian, West Bromwich Albion, Falkirk, Raith Rovers and Gala Fairydean.