William Scott Aikman

22 March 1856–
Currie, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William Scott

When William Scott Aikman was born on 22 March 1856, in Currie, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Aikman, was 37 and his mother, Agnes Purves, was 30.

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Family Time Line

John Aikman
1818–
Agnes Purves
1826–
Matthew Aikman
1850–
Helen Lawson Aikman
1850–
Christina Aikman
1854–
William Scott Aikman
1856–
Peter Aikman
1858–1931
John Aikman
1860–

Parents and Siblings

    John Aikman

    Male1818–Male

    Agnes Purves

    Female1826–Female

siblings

(6)

    Matthew Aikman

    Male1850–Male

    Helen Lawson Aikman

    Female1850–Female

    Christina Aikman

    Female1854–Female

    Male1856–Male

    Peter Aikman

    Male1858–1931Male

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 1

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1884

Age 28

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 52

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: apparently a nickname meaning ‘oak man’, from Scots aik ‘oak’ + man ‘man’.2 Scottish: alternatively, perhaps a derivative of an Old English personal name Agemund.3 Americanized spelling of Dutch Eyckman or Yckman (more commonly Eyckmeester), a 17th-century occupational name for someone whose job was to maintain standards, especially of the contents of wine casks, from Dutch ijken ‘calibrate’, ‘measure’, ‘gauge’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • William Scott Aikman, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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