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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)



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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sarah Akerman, who landed in Portsmouth, NH in 1693 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Akerman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephene Akerman, who arrived in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nicklaus Akerman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ann Akerman, who landed in America in 1772

Akerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John George Akerman, who arrived in New York in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frank Akerman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Akerman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Gabriel Akerman, who settled in Fogo, Newfoundland in 1780 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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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




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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



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

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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