Ackny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Ackny name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in De Acquigny, from Acquigny, near Louviers, Normandy. One of the first records of the family was Le Seigneur d'Acquigny who appears in Tailleur's Chronicles of Normandy. The same source lists Herveius de Acquigny in 1058. Roger de Akeny, in the thirteenth century, held fiefs from the Honour of Peveril of London.  The family was listed on the Roll of Battle Abbey.
Early Origins of the Ackny family
The surname Ackny was first found in Norfolk where one of the first records of the family was Ralph de Akeny who gave some of his lands to de Petra temp. Henry III. Later Roger Dakeney held a fourth part of Northwold and Domina Johanna de Dakeneye held estates in Suffolk about the same time. From these early listings the family quickly spread throughout ancient Britain. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Akeny, Lord of Holkham, and his son Thomas, in Kent, where John de Akeny was a land owner in Wittlesford hundred. Several generations of Dakeny, from temp. Edward I. to 1390, were lords of a sixth part of the barony of Cainho, in Bedfordshire. Robert Dakeny was one of the Lords of Clophill and Kannho, also held Lathbury and Little Filgrave in Buckinghamshire. He was knight of the shire for Bedford in 1316. 
Important Dates for the Ackny family
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Ackny Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ackny has undergone many spelling variations, including Akeny, Akeney, Ackney, Acknie, Acknee, Hackney, Hackeney, Hakeney, Hakenie, Akanay and many more.
Early Notables of the Ackny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ackny family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ackny were among those contributors: Silard Aknay, aged 35, who arrived at Ellis Island from Lippa, in 1905,
- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 1 of 3