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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The ancestors of the Akerson family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Akerson is a name for someone who lived in Berwickshire.

Akerson Early Origins



The surname Akerson was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where one of the first records of the name was Johannes filius Ade was a "custumar" of North Berwick in 1384 and later appears as John Atkynsoun in 1387. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Akerson Spelling Variations


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Akerson Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Akerson has been spelled Acheson, Acherson, Atcherson, Aitcheson, Aitchison, Atcheson, Achison and many more.

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Akerson Early History


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Akerson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Akerson research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1563, 1552, 1558, 1580, 1634, 1621, 1628, 1580, 1634, 1000, 1611, 1638, 1629, 1685, 1657, 1657, 1655, 1701, 1695, 1699, 1695, 1688, 1748, 1727, 1748 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Akerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Akerson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Akerson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Akerson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Akerson In Ireland


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Akerson In Ireland



Some of the Akerson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Akerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Polly Akerson, aged 30, arrived in New York City, New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool & Queenstown [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMD-N3K : 6 December 2014), Polly Akerson, 01 Sep 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Akerson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maria K. Akerson, aged 20, originally from Sweden, arrived in New York in 1901 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFJG-X31 : 6 December 2014), Maria K. Akerson, 30 Apr 1901; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Oscar Akerson, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Deranof" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J686-P32 : 6 December 2014), Oscar Akerson, 04 May 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Deranof, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Edwin C. Akerson, aged 21, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Norfolk" from Barbados, British West Indies [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68N-JX3 : 6 December 2014), Edwin C. Akerson, 17 May 1920; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Norfolk, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Akerson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Akerson (post 1700)



  • George Edward Akerson (1889-1937), American journalist, the 1st official White House Press Secretary (1929-1931) serving Herbert Hoover
  • Daniel Francis "Dan" Akerson (b. 1948), American former Chairman and CEO of General Motors, serving from 2010 to 2014

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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: Ane chast arbor
Motto Translation: One pure tree.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMD-N3K : 6 December 2014), Polly Akerson, 01 Sep 1894; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFJG-X31 : 6 December 2014), Maria K. Akerson, 30 Apr 1901; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J686-P32 : 6 December 2014), Oscar Akerson, 04 May 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Deranof, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68N-JX3 : 6 December 2014), Edwin C. Akerson, 17 May 1920; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Norfolk, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Akerson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Akerson 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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