Ackerson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"
Early Origins of the Ackerson family
The surname Ackerson 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 Ackerson family
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Ackerson Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ackerson family name include Acker, Ackers, Ackhurst, Ackerson, Acaster, Ackaster, Akaster, Akester and many more.
Early Notables of the Ackerson family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Ackerson is the 12,487th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ackerson surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Ackerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Ackerson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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.