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The ancestors of the bearers of the Acland family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in or near a prominent grove of oak trees. The name Acland 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.

Acland Early Origins



The surname Acland 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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Acland Spelling Variations


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Acland Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Acland include Acland, Aukland, Aclands, Ackland, Acklands and many more.

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Acland Early History


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Acland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acland 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 Acland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Acland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Acland 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 Acland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Acland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Harriett Acland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Emily Acland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Elizabeth Acland, aged 32, a dressmaker, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Rimutaka" in 1885
  • Ellen E. Acland, aged 27, a dressmaker, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Rimutaka" in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Acland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Acland (post 1700)



  • Robert D. Acland MBBS, FRCS (1941-2016), American surgeon and academic, one of the pioneers in plastic and reconstructive microsurgery
  • Alfred Dyke Acland (1858-1937), Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry
  • Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland (b. 1906), English politician
  • Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke Acland (1847-1926), English politician
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Christopher Guy Dyke Acland LVO, DL (b. 1946), 6th Baronet, British Army officer Major-General Sir John Hugh Bevil Acland, KCB, CBE, DL (1928-2006), British soldier
  • Francis Dyke Acland (1874-1939), British Liberal politician
  • Sir Antony Arthur Acland KG, GCMGGCVO (b. 1930), British diplomat, Head of the Diplomatic Service and Provost of Eton

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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. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Acland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Acland 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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