I enjoyed reading the history of the Aiken name. My family name was Akin, but two generations before it was Aiken. My William Loyd Aiken was born in 1760 in County Antrim, Ireland. Of course, it may not be the same person, but isn’t it exciting? I have attempted to document the line from my William Loyd to my father, but to no avail.
Trying to find out more of my family history if anyone can help let me know my grandfathers name was john garrett aiken aka jack….. brothers I know are Herman aiken and frank aiken only sister i know is alice aiken my grandfather married Betty simons had 6 kids Rachel patricha sue Sadie billy and Jackie….. I need help…..
I am the grandaughter of Mary Winifred Bonugli nee Aicken born 1901 and buried in the Cullybackey Reformed Presbyterian churchyard alongside her father Robert (farmer), his brother John and mother Mary Miller who both resided in House 2 Tullynahinnion, Lisnagarran, Portglenone. Other Aickens in Houses 5 and 8. See 1901 and 1911 census for names of 6 children (plus Eleanor not yet born). Note name change Aiken to Aicken between census. Son Jack (Pte WW1) emmigrated to Ontario where he and Minnie Gregg also from Co Antrim had 9 children. Trying to find out more about previous Aickens/Aikens, Miller’s and I believe there were Andrew’s emmigrated to Philadelphia? in the 1700s (letter sent back home!).
I am the granddaughter (living in Northern Ireland) of Mary Winnifred Bonugli (nee Aicken) born 1901 and buried in Cullybackey Reformed Presbyterian Churchyard, Cullybackey along with her father Robert, a farmer, his wife Mary nee Miller (Millar?) and his brother John. They lived in house no 2 in Tullynahinnion (Lisnagarran) near Portglenone, Co Antrim along with their 7 children William Miller, John (Jack), Maggie (Anna), Thomas James, Andrew, Winnifred and Ella, see 1901 and 1911 census (Eleanor, a Matron at the Ulster Hospital who was awarded an MBE for her services during the Belfast Blitz wasn’t born then). Note their name changed from Aiken to Aicken between the censuses. Other Aickens lived in Nos 5 and 8. One son, Pte Jack Aicken WW1, emigrated to Ontario and married Minnie Gregg from Antrim (Armoy?) and they had nine children.
i am hoping to find out more about Robert and Mary Aicken’s ancestors, Aicken/Aikens, Millers and I believe there were Andrews emmigrated to Philadelphia in the 1700s. I have seen correspondence from that period written back home!
My family has confirmed with Y dna that we are related closely to the William Aiken family of the above 1-page genealogy. We are probably descended from a brother of his. Would love to collaborate with members of this family. Our family was in Maryland by 1772, and according to lore near the border of PA and DE.
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Millions of tombstones listed on this website. Check out Clough and you will find pictures I have added of some of the tombstones in Clough Burial Ground (Old Dunaghy), Co. Antrim, N. Ireland