from ancient times.
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It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Akerley are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Akerley include: Ackerly, Ackerley, Acerly, Akerley, Akeley, Acle, Ackle, Acley, Acly and many more.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Akerley or a variant listed above:
Akerley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lucy D. Akerley, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
- Mrs. Samuel M. Akerley, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1903
- Myra C. Akerley, aged 53, who settled in Reading, Massachusetts, in 1915
- Oliver L. Akerley, aged 57, who emigrated to Reading, Massachusetts, in 1915
Akerley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. James Akerley U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Canada c. 1783 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X