Origins Available: Dutch
The name Aikarment is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a ploughman, a tiller of the soil, or a farmer. The name Aikarment was originally derived from the Old German word Akermann,
which literally means acreman.
Early Origins of the Aikarment family
The surname Aikarment was first found in Dorset
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Aikarment family
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Aikarment Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Aikarment family name include Akerman, Acreman, Ackerman, Akarman, Acherman and many more.
Early Notables of the Aikarment family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aikarment family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Aikarment or a variant listed above: Thomas Ackerman who settled in Virginia in 1653; Carl Ackerman who landed in Canada in 1783; Adam, Charles, David, Francis, George, Jacob, Joseph, Paul, Philip, Stephen, Robert and William Ackerman, all landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1738 and 1867.
The Aikarment 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 Translation: Victory in Truth.