The name Ackarey reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Ackarey family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Ackarey family lived in Derbyshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Sacheverell, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Ackarey family
The surname Ackarey was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Hopwell. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086, a survey initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066 A.D., the village of Hopwell was held by Ralph Fitzhubert from his overlord, the Bishop of Chester. Hopwell consisted of a village, a mill, 2 churches and a fishery. Conjecturally, it was from this source the Sechevarals are originated.
Early History of the Ackarey family
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Ackarey Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ackarey include Secheral, Secheveral, Secherreveral, Secherevarral, Secheverall, Secheverrall, Sacheveral, Sacheverral, Sacheverall, Sacheverell, Sacheverel, Sacheverrall, Sachaverral, Sacherrevall and many more.
Early Notables of the Ackarey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ackarey family to Ireland
Some of the Ackarey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ackarey family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Ackareys to arrive on North American shores: William Secheral who landed in North America in 1779.
The Ackarey 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: En bon foy
Motto Translation: In good faith.