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Aikin is an English surname,[1] and may refer to:

  • A. M. Aikin Jr. (1905–1981), American politician
  • John Aikin (Unitarian) (1713–1780), English Unitarian scholar and theological tutor, closely associated with Warrington Academy, father of Anna and John
    • Anna Aikin (1743–1825), better known as Anna Laetitia Barbauld, a woman of letters who published in many genres
    • John Aikin (1747–1822), English physician, father of Arthur, Edmund and Lucy
      • Arthur Aikin (1773–1854), English chemist, mineralogist and scientific writer
      • Edmund Aikin (1780–1820), English architect
      • Lucy Aikin (1781–1864), English writer, particularly of history
  • Jesse B. Aikin (1808–1900), American musician
  • Laura Aikin (de) (born c. 1965), American soprano
  • Scott Aikin (born 1971), American philosopher

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  1. ^ Browne, W.A.F.; Reaney, P.H.; Wilson, R.M.; Scull, A. (1991). A Dictionary of English Surnames. Tavistock classics in the history of psychiatry. Routledge. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-415-05737-0. Retrieved 19 August 2018.