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The Anglo-Saxon name Acklin comes from the family having resided in or near a prominent grove of oak trees. The name Acklin literally means oak-land. The branch of the family that originated in Devon is said to have been named for a particular grove near their seat at Acland Barton in Landkey.

Acklin Early Origins



The surname Acklin was first found in Devon, where "Acland, which gave name to this ancient family, is now a farm in the parish of Landkey." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Acland, or rather Aukeland, as taking name from a grove of oaks, for by such an one the house is seated, and hath given name and long habitation to the clarous family of Aclands, which have many ages here flourished in a worshipful degree." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Hugh de Accalen is the first recorded ancestor in 1155. The aforementioned farm still exists and is about 3/4 mile north-east of the village of Landkey.

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Acklin Spelling Variations


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Acklin Spelling Variations



Acklin has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Acland, Aukland, Aclands, Ackland, Acklands and many more.

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Acklin Early History


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Acklin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acklin research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1644, 1626, 1591, 1647, 1649, 1636, 1655, 1672, 1714, 1697, 1728, 1722 and 1785 are included under the topic Early Acklin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Acklin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Acklin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Anthony Acland (died 1626), an English Jesuit; Sir John Acland, (c.1591-1647),1st Baronet; Sir Francis Acland, 2nd Baronet (d. 1649); Sir John Acland, 3rd...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Acklin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Acklins to arrive on North American shores:

Acklin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emil Acklin, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Acklin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. James Acklin, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Josef Acklin, aged 27, who landed in America from Zug, Switzerland, in 1911
  • Arthur Acklin, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Walter Acklin, aged 25, who landed in America from St. Galen, Switzerland, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Acklin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Acklin (post 1700)



  • Kevin Acklin (b. 1976), American lawyer and community activist in Pittsburgh
  • Barbara Jean Acklin (1944-1998), American soul singer, best known for her hit "Love Makes a Woman" (1968)
  • Joseph A. S. Acklin, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1840-50
  • George Acklin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916
  • Guido Acklin (b. 1969), Swiss gold, silver and bronze medalist bobsledder
  • Donat Acklin (b. 1965), Swiss three-time gold medalist bobsledder

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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: Inebranlable
Motto Translation: Unshaken.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  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 Acklin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Acklin 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.

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