Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Ackroyde comes from when the family lived in a clearing surrounded by oak trees. This Yorkshire surname is derived from the Old English words ac, which means oak, and rod, which means clearing. CITATION[CLOSE]
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Early Origins of the Ackroyde family
Yorkshire. The Eskrigge and Eskridge variants were found in the parish of Eskrigg in Lancashire.
One of the first records of the family was Richard de Akerode who was listed in the Yorkshire Testamenta Eboracensia (Surtees Society.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Ackroyde family
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Ackroyde Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Ackroyde has appeared include Ackroyd, Akroyd, Ackeroyd, Achroyd, Aykroyd, Akrood, Eckroyd, Ecroyd, Akrode, Eckridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Ackroyde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ackroyde family to Ireland
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Migration of the Ackroyde family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ackroyde Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Ackroyde 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: In veritate victoria
Motto Translation: Victory in Truth.
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