My great grandfather Robert Aitken was born about 1864 in Newcastle. I am told that he had several siblings and that they and his parents died when Robert was young (about 10). He eventually moved to London where he married my great grandmother in 1894. He was a timber broker. Robert's father was a John Aitken according to Robert's marriage cert. I think his mother might have been Emma Aitken. Maybe they were related? My family have no information but I find it hard to believe that the entire family died out. There is a suggestion that they came from Scotland but it is all very vague.