Show ContentsAckert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Ackert has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart. Achard was a personal name in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1]

Early Origins of the Ackert family

The surname Ackert was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Henry Achard, Huntingdonshire; and Richard Achard, Yorkshire were listed. Later the Yoprkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Johannes Hachet, Mergareta Hachet, and Robertus Achard. [2]

Early History of the Ackert family

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Ackert Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ackert include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.

Early Notables of the Ackert family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Eachard (1636?-1697), an English divine and satirist from Suffolk, twice Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University (in 1679 and 1695.) "He governed his college with the utmost care and fidelity, and to the general satisfaction of the whole university. He procured many donations...
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United States Ackert migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Ackert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Ackert, who arrived in New York in 1710 [3]
  • Conrad Ackert, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1739 [3]
  • Heinrich Ackert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [3]
  • Jacob Ackert, who landed in Carolina in 1743 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ackert (post 1700) +

  • Harold C. Ackert, American politician, Mayor of University City, Missouri, 1955-57 [4]
  • Charles J. Ackert, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ulster County 2nd District, 1898 [4]
  • August A. Ackert, American politician, Representative from New York 28th District, 1914 [4]
  • Alfred T. Ackert, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 2nd District, 1868 [4]

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook