Aicher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"

Early Origins of the Aicher family

The surname Aicher was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Aicher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aicher research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aicher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aicher Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Aicher has appeared include Acker, Ackers, Ackhurst, Ackerson, Acaster, Ackaster, Akaster, Akester and many more.

Early Notables of the Aicher family (pre 1700)

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United States Aicher migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Aicher arrived in North America very early:

Aicher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antone Aicher, aged 50, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Cath Aicher, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Jos Aicher, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Jules Aicher, aged 4, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Leopold Aicher, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Aicher (post 1700) +


    Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
    • Sarah Margaret Aicher (1959-1988), American Playwright from London, England, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [2]


    The Aicher Motto +

    The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

    Motto: La liberte
    Motto Translation: Liberty.


    1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
    2. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html


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