Origins Available: Dutch
Okarmend is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a ploughman, a tiller of the soil, or a farmer. The name Okarmend was originally derived from the Old German word Akermann,
which literally means acreman.
Early Origins of the Okarmend family
The surname Okarmend 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 Okarmend family
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Okarmend 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 Okarmend has appeared include Akerman, Acreman, Ackerman, Akarman, Acherman and many more.
Early Notables of the Okarmend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Okarmend family to the New World and Oceana
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 Okarmend arrived in North America very early: 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 Okarmend 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.