Akar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Akar name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Akar is derived from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.
Early Origins of the Akar family
The surname Akar was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Akar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Akar research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1154, 1189, 1273, 1379, 1787, 1636, 1697, 1679 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Akar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Akar Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Akar were recorded, including Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
Early Notables of the Akar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Akar family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Akar family emigrate to North America: P. Achard, who sailed to Louisiana in 1719; Michael and Joseph Achard, who came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1796; and A. Achard, who arrived in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850..