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This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"

Ackers Early Origins



The surname Ackers 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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Ackers Spelling Variations


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Ackers Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ackers are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Ackers include: Acker, Ackers, Ackhurst, Ackerson, Acaster, Ackaster, Akaster, Akester and many more.

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Ackers Early History


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Ackers Early History



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

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Ackers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ackers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ackers 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ackers or a variant listed above:

Ackers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ackers, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1656
  • Elix Ackers, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Henry Ackers, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1674

Ackers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ackers landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1863
  • William Ackers, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1863
  • John Ackers, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1896

Ackers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Thomas Ackers, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Sheffield, in 1903
  • Mona Ackers, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Sheffield, in 1903
  • Clara Ackers, aged 31, who landed in America from Sheffield, in 1903
  • Joseph Ackers, aged 33, who landed in America from Salford, in 1906
  • August Ackers, aged 46, who settled in America from Creffed, Germany, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ackers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ackers (post 1700)



  • Gary K. Ackers, American Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Benjamin St John Ackers (1839-1915), British Conservative Party politician
  • Boris Ackers (b. 1982), German ice hockey goaltender
  • Heinz Ackers, West German silver medalist sprint canoer at the 1958 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships

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Ackers Historic Events


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Ackers Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Peter Ackers (1889-1914), English Miner from Makerfield,, Lancashire,, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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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



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Ackers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ackers 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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