The ancestry of the name Akey goes back to the 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
The surname Akey was first found in the county of 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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Akey research.Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1375, 1579 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Akey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Akey Spelling Variations
Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These 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)
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Akey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Akey family to Ireland
Some of the Akey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- John Akey, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802 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)
Akey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George Akey, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Akey (post 1700)
- Brian Akey (b. 1967), American musician and writer
- Robb Akey (b. 1966), American college football coach
- Clifford J. Akey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1940 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html