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The origins of the Akerman surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Akerman began when someone in that family worked as a ploughman, a tiller of the soil, or a farmer. The name Akerman was originally derived from the Old German word Akermann, which literally means acreman.

Akerman Early Origins



The surname Akerman was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest by Duke William in 1066 A.D.

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Akerman Spelling Variations


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Akerman Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Akerman has appeared include Akerman, Acreman, Ackerman, Akarman, Acherman and many more.

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Akerman Early History


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Akerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Akerman research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Akerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Akerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Akerman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Akerman 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Akerman arrived in North America very early:

Akerman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Akerman, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1684
  • Sarah Akerman, who landed in Portsmouth, NH in 1693

Akerman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephene Akerman, who arrived in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Nicklaus Akerman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Ann Akerman landed in America in 1772

Akerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John George Akerman, who arrived in New York in 1845
  • Frank Akerman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869

Akerman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Gabriel Akerman settled in Fogo, Newfoundland in 1780

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Contemporary Notables of the name Akerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Akerman (post 1700)



  • Alexander Akerman (1869-1948), American Republican politician and jurist, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1908; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, 1929-39,, son of Amos Akerman
  • Lucy Evelina Metcalf Akerman (1816-1874), American Unitarian writer
  • Amos Tappan Akerman (1821-1880), American politician, 31st United States Attorney General (1870 to 1871)
  • John S. Akerman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1916
  • Ike Akerman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 2008
  • Emory Akerman, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 5th District, 1940, 1942, 1944; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1948
  • John Yonge Akerman (1806-1873), English antiquarian
  • Geoffrey Clive Akerman (1939-2013), English philatelist
  • Chantal Anne Akerman (1950-2015), Belgian film director, artist, and professor of film
  • Piers Akerman (b. 1950), Australian journalist, commentator and columnist for the Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Akerman Historic Events


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Akerman Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Joseph Francis Akerman (d. 1912), aged 35, English Asst. Pantry Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Mr. Albert Akerman (d. 1912), aged 28, English Third Class Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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:
Motto Translation: Victory in Truth.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Akerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Akerman 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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