Ackert 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.

Early Origins of the Ackert family

The surname Ackert was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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)

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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 [1]
  • Conrad Ackert, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Heinrich Ackert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Jacob Ackert, who landed in Carolina in 1743 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ackert (post 1700)

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


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 16) . Retrieved from
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