Vikings, who settled on the rocky shores of ancient Scotland. Akey was a name for a crooked person. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. There were two senses in which this nickname was used. The first was for a person with a crooked back: for a humpback. The other way in which this name was used was for a person with a crooked sense of morals: a crook. This nickname was originally derived from the Old Norse word haki which meant "hook" or "something crooked."
Early Origins of the Akey family
Norfolk where Turkil Hako was listed there in Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8). Much later Gilbert Hake was listed in the Feet of Fines of Staffordshire in 1257. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Akey family
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Akey Spelling Variations
spelling variations result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Akey has been spelled Hake, Hakes, Hakke, Hacke and others.
Early Notables of the Akey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Akey family to Ireland
Some of the Akey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Akey family to the New World and Oceana
The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Akey or a variant listed above, including:
Akey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Akey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Akey (post 1700)
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