Margaret Cunningham

1742–
Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Cunningham was born in 1742, in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married William Aitken. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Aitken
1738–
Margaret Cunningham
1742–
Marriage:
Margaret Aiken
1764–
Jean Aiken
1767–
Agnes Aiken
1770–
William Aitken
1774–1838
James Aitken
1777–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
children

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World Events (5)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 60

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 69

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 73

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a district in Ayrshire, first recorded in 1153 in the form Cunegan, a Celtic name of uncertain origin. The spellings in -ham, first recorded in 1180 , and in -ynghame, first recorded in 1227 , represent a gradual assimilation to the English placename element -ingham.2 Irish: surname adopted from Scottish by bearers of Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader’, ‘chief’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Cunningham in entry for James Aitken, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Cunninham in entry for Agnes Aiken, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Cunningham in entry for William Aitken, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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