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This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"

Acker Early Origins



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

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Acker Spelling Variations


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Acker Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Acker include Acker, Ackers, Ackhurst, Ackerson, Acaster, Ackaster, Akaster, Akester and many more.

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Acker Early History


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Acker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acker research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Acker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Acker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Acker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Acker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Acker or a variant listed above:

Acker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Acker, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Hendrick Acker, aged 32, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Phillip Jacob Acker, aged 36, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Philip Jacob Acker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Michael Acker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Acker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Acker, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Louis Acker, who settled in New York State in 1820
  • Louis Acker, who setted in New York State in 1820
  • Philip Acker, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Philip Acker, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Acker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Adam Acker, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Catherina Acker, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Magdalena Acker, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Valentine Acker, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Acker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Acker (post 1700)



  • Joan Elise Robinson Acker (1924-2016), American feminist sociologist, researcher, writer, and educator
  • Marjorie Acker (1894-1985), American painter
  • Wolfert Acker (1667-1753), colonial American literary subject who is featured in Washington Irving's short story collection Wolfert's Roost
  • Tom Acker (b. 1930), American retired Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Kathy Acker (1947-1997), American writer
  • Jean Acker (1893-1978), American actress, best known as the estranged wife of silent film star Rudolph Valentino
  • Amy Louise Acker (b. 1976), American actress
  • Alex Maurice Acker (b. 1983), American NBA basketball player
  • Robert Harold Acker (b. 1928), American Republican politician,Chair of Isabella County Republican Party, 1972-75; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1976
  • Ural Stebbins Acker (1879-1950), American Republican politician, Kalamazoo County Clerk, 1925-28; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1939-50
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Acker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Acker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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