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Akerd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Akerd name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Akerd is derived from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.

Early Origins of the Akerd family


The surname Akerd was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Akerd family


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Akerd 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 Akerd were recorded, including Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.

Early Notables of the Akerd family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Akerd family to the New World and Oceana


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 Akerd 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..

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