Research the background of the Aytoun Family History using the resources below. We hope you find these sites useful whilst you are researching your Aytoun Family Tree !
"Local: from the parish of Aytoun in Berwickshire. "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Aytoun family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.
|Ancestry.com Global records search results for the Aytoun family.|
|Ancestry.com US records search results for the Aytoun family.|
|Ancestry.co.uk UK records search results for the Aytoun family.|
|Ancestry.ca Canadian records search results for the Aytoun family.|
|Ancestry.com.au Australian records search results for the Aytoun family.|
"AYTON, AYTOUN, ATTON. From the lands of Ayton ( = the town on the river Eye) in Berwickshire. Steffan, son of Swan de CEitun granted a charter of the lands of Wytefeld to the Priory of Coldingham c. 1170 (Raine, 434). Dolfinus de eit' and He! de eitun were witnesses to a charter by Waltheus, earl of Dunbar, c. 1166 (ibid., 115), and Elya de Eytone and Stephen de Eytona witnessed a charter by Patrick, first earl of Dunbar, c. 1189 999 (ibid., 117). David de Atune appears as witness c. 1220 (CMN., 10). Maurice de Ayton was one of the witnesses to the deed of sale of the serf Adam son of Tliurki 1 to the Prior of Coldingham, c. 1240 (Baine, 337), and Robert de Aytoun witnessed a charter by Peter de Morthingtoun c. 1270 (BNCH., xvi, p. 334). William de Eytone of Berwickshire rendered homage in 1296. His seal shows a hare running and S' Wttelmi de Aiton (Bain, n, p. 207, 553). Henry de Ayton, burgess of Haddington, and Renaud de Eytone of Berwickshire also rendered homage (ibid., p. 197, 207). Matthew de Eyton was a Scots prisoner of war in Chester Castle in 1296 (ibid., p. 177). John de Aytoun witnessed a charter of the land of Nort Lambirtoun in 1300 (Home, 225), Mark of Aytoune, Scots merchant of Leith, had a safe conduct to trade in England in 1440 (Bain, rv, 1141), Andrew Athene was rector of Spot, 1527 (RAA., n, 656), and Andrew Athoun of Dunmur a witness in 1549 (Goto, 20). Henry Aictoune was a notary pubh'c in Glasgow, 1551 (Protocols, i), and Alexander Aittine appears in Bonytoune, parish of Marytoune, 1611 (Brechin). In the fifteenth century the lands of Ayton passed to George de Home in whose family they continued till 1716 when they were forfeited for rebellion. The surname is found in Fife in the fourteenth century when John Aytoun had a charter of the lands of Over Pittadie. From him come the Aytouns of Inchdairnie. Aetoun 1612, ^Etown 1561, Aitone 1650, Aitoun 1547, Aitoune 1607, Aittone 1601, Aittoun 1574, Aittoune 1596, Athone 1557, Atoun 1525, Atoune 1581, Aytonne 1520, Ayttoune 1637. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
Sometimes you can run into a brick wall in your tree and you just don't have enough evidence to make that next step back in time. If you are lucky then you may find some previously undiscovered Aytoun ancestors. Additionally, the modern DNA test can give you a breakdown of your ethnic mix - you may be surprised at the results!
Have you reached a brick wall in your Aytoun Tree?
Visit our Aytoun DNA page to find out more.
Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Aytoun 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 Aytoun family tree.
Check out Aytoun Parish Records at Find My Past.
Search the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Aytoun family using the FreeBMD database.
Search Genealogy Bank for Aytoun family records.
Study MyHeritage for Aytoun family data.
Investigate the LDS Database for records of the Aytoun family.
Research the Aytoun surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Aytoun Military records.
Look at WikiTree for user contributed Aytoun family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Aytoun data can be verified or corrected by other users.
Look at MyTrees for information on the Aytoun family and people looking to contact living Aytoun relations.
Search GENi for Aytoun family records.
Search One Great Family for Aytoun records submitted by people who are already researching the Aytoun Family History .
Find your Irish Aytoun relatives on findmypast.ie
Research the Aytoun surname using Genealogy.com forums .
Explore the Ellis Island Database for information on the Aytoun family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.
|William Edmondstoune Aytoun||William Edmondstoune Aytoun (June 21 1813 ? August 4, 1865) was a Scottish poet, humorist and writer.|