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"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)

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