Ackers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"

Early Origins of the Ackers family

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.

Early History of the Ackers family

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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.

Early Notables of the Ackers family (pre 1700)

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United States Ackers migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 [1]
  • Elix Ackers, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]
  • Henry Ackers, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1674 [1]
Ackers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • 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 immigrated to the United States from Sheffield, in 1903
  • Mona Ackers, aged 3, who immigrated to America from Sheffield, in 1903
  • Clara Ackers, aged 31, who landed in America from Sheffield, in 1903
  • August Ackers, aged 46, who settled in America from Creffed, Germany, in 1906
  • Joseph Ackers, aged 33, who landed in America from Salford, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Ackers migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ackers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Ackers, British Convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Caledonia" on 5th July 1820, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]

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

Hillcrest Coal Mine


The Ackers 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.


  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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/caledonia
  3. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners


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