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The history of the name Akkerman dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a ploughman, a tiller of the soil, or a farmer. The name Akkerman was originally derived from the Old German word Akermann, which literally means acreman.

Akkerman Early Origins



The surname Akkerman 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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Akkerman Spelling Variations


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Akkerman Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Akkerman has undergone many spelling variations, including Akerman, Acreman, Ackerman, Akarman, Acherman and many more.

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Akkerman Early History


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Akkerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Akkerman research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Akkerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Akkerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Akkerman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Akkerman Notables 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Akkerman were among those contributors:

Akkerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Ellerbroek Akkerman, aged 24, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Mrs. J Akkerman, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Jan Akkerman, aged 26, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Akkerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Akkerman (post 1700)



  • Wichert Akkerman, Dutch computer programmer, Debian Project Leader (1999-2001)
  • Jan Akkerman (b. 1946), Dutch musician and composer

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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. 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.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Akkerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Akkerman 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2013 at 07:13.

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