When Aaron Atkinson was born in 1750, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Henry Atkinson, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Zauchlee, was 15. He married Elizabeth Burkeley about 1775, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died about 1801, in Greensville, Virginia, United States, at the age of 52.
English (northern): patronymic from the personal name Atkin or Adkin, pet forms of Adam.