Crest: A demi-savage holding in his dexter hand three laurel slips bearing fruit, Proper
Motto: Rupto Rore Nati (We are born in a weak condition)
Historic Seat: Aikenhead, Lanarkshire
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
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The oldest record of this name is in 1296 when Gilbert de Lakenheud of the county of Lanark rendered homage for his lands. The lands of Akynheuide in the sheriffdom of Lanark were confirmed to John de Maxwell by Robert II in 1372. Also in this year, Convallus de Akinhead witnessed a grant of the lands of Auchmarr to Walter de Buchanan. William de Akynheued was bailie of the burgh of Rutherglen in 1376 and a later William de Akinhede was a notary public in Irvine in 1444.
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