Aitchison Family

The research on this family has been gathered over the years from different sources, and sharing with different people from different countries.

We all know how hard it is to pronounce our name, let alone spell it correctly. If you explain that it takes five letters “Aitch” to say the letter “H” they actually get it right. According to the Funk and Wagnall Dictionary “Aitch” spells the letter “H”!

There are many variations of the Aitchison name, some you may not have heard of:

  • Acheson
  • Aitchison
  • Aitcheson
  • Atchison
  • Atkinson
  • Aytchison
  • Echison
  • Eitcheson
  • Etcheson
  • Eytcheson
  • Hatchison
  • Hitchison

We believe that William Aitchison who married Christiana Scott, 30 Aug 1802 in Crailing, Roxburgh, Scotland emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland to Montreal, Quebec. Their first child Esther b 25 Oct 1803 (certificate) m James Lauder 16 Oct 1826 Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Could Jean, Isabella, Robert, William, James and John be Esther’s siblings??

From a Granby, Quebec land record we know that William Jr. and John Aitchison are brothers.

The Aitchison family lived in Montreal before moving to Sherbrooke, Quebec, Granby, Quebec and other locations in the Montreal area.

Both William Aitchison and his wife Christiana Scott are buried in the New Glasgow Cemetery, Terrebonne Co. Quebec. (Esther and James Lauder resided there)

Isabella Aitchison m Robert Wright 15 May 1830 in Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland,

Robert Aitchison and Jane Wood m 15 May 1830 in Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

The village of Eckford is located between Jedburgh and Kelso.

William Aitchison married Elizabeth P. Stevenson 9 Dec 1851 in Granby, Quebec

James Aitchison married Ann Jane McDonald 12 Nov 1842 in St. Paul de Abbotsford, St. Ours, Quebec.

John Aitchison

  1. m Elizabeth Ainslie 13 Dec 1843 Granby, Quebec
  2. m Mary Coupland 23 Dec 1851 Granby, Quebec

For more information contact Laverne Aitchison

1 Response to Aitchison Family

  1. June Ritchie says:

    Hello Laverne,
    My (maiden) name is June Aitchison. My gt x 3 grand parents were William Aitchison and Esther Foster (from Carham Northumberland,) who married in 1783 in Maxton near Kelso Scotland. ( Near where I now live). Their children were born in various places in the Scottish Borders as they were farm workers. I can find birth records of only 4 children, Janet,Thomas, George and John (who died in Earlston, Scotland and from whom I am descended). There might have been others, including a William. Their daughter, Janet, lived and married in Eckford where an Esther Aitchison
    married a James Lauder in 1826. I found records of two of Esther and James’ children, Christian (born 1827 in Gordon, Scotland ) and Janet.(born 1829 Westruther Scotland)

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