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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."

Akey Early Origins



The surname Akey was first found in the county of Norfolk where Turkil Hako was listed there in Domesday Book [1]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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Akey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Akey Early History


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Akey Early History



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.

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Akey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Akey Early Notables (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.

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Akey In Ireland


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Akey In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Akey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Akey, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Akey (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  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. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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The Akey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Akey 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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