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The ancestors of the bearers of the Akeland 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 Akeland 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.

Early Origins of the Akeland family


The surname Akeland 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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Early History of the Akeland family

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Early History of the Akeland family


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

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Akeland Spelling Variations

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Akeland 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 Akeland include Acland, Aukland, Aclands, Ackland, Acklands and many more.

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Early Notables of the Akeland family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Akeland family (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...
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Migration of the Akeland family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Akeland family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Akeland or a variant listed above: George and Mary Ackland who settled in Virginia in 1623; Mary Ackland settled in the same state 1638; Thomas Ackland settled in Somers Island in 1662.

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The Akeland Motto

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

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