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Akerson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"


Early Origins of the Akerson family


The surname Akerson 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 Akerson family


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Akerson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Akerson have been found, including Acker, Ackers, Ackhurst, Ackerson, Acaster, Ackaster, Akaster, Akester and many more.

Early Notables of the Akerson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Akerson family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Akerson, or a variant listed above:

Akerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Polly Akerson, aged 30, arrived in New York City, New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMD-N3K : 6 December 2014), Polly Akerson, 01 Sep 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Akerson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maria K. Akerson, aged 20, originally from Sweden, arrived in New York in 1901 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFJG-X31 : 6 December 2014), Maria K. Akerson, 30 Apr 1901; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Oscar Akerson, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Deranof" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J686-P32 : 6 December 2014), Oscar Akerson, 04 May 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Deranof, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Edwin C. Akerson, aged 21, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Norfolk" from Barbados, British West Indies [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68N-JX3 : 6 December 2014), Edwin C. Akerson, 17 May 1920; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Norfolk, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Akerson (post 1700)


  • George Edward Akerson (1889-1937), American journalist, the 1st official White House Press Secretary (1929-1931) serving Herbert Hoover
  • Daniel Francis "Dan" Akerson (b. 1948), American former Chairman and CEO of General Motors, serving from 2010 to 2014

The Akerson 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.


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMD-N3K : 6 December 2014), Polly Akerson, 01 Sep 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFJG-X31 : 6 December 2014), Maria K. Akerson, 30 Apr 1901; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J686-P32 : 6 December 2014), Oscar Akerson, 04 May 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Deranof, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68N-JX3 : 6 December 2014), Edwin C. Akerson, 17 May 1920; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Norfolk, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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