Aklie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Aklie is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in a clearing surrounded by oak trees. The surname Aklie literally means oak-meadow.  The surname Aklie is associated with the village of Acle in Norfolk, and the village of Akeley in Buckinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Aklie family
The surname Aklie was first found in Norfolk or Buckinghamshire. Of the two locations, Akeley (Akely) in Buckinghamshire seems to be the strongest place of origin for the surname. Located "in the union, hundred, and county of Buckingham, 2½ miles (N. by E.) from the town of Buckingham," 
Akeley has remained small over the years as by the late 1800s, it only had a population of 362.  However, the parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Achelei. 
Some of the family were found in Whitworth, Durham in early years. "According to the Boldon book, this manor was held by Thomas de Acley, by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee." 
Early History of the Aklie family
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Aklie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Aklie has been spelled many different ways, including Ackley, Acley, Acle, Ackle, Aclie, Acklie, Acly and others.
Early Notables of the Aklie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aklie family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Aklies to arrive in North America: Henry Ackerly, who sailed to New Haven, Connecticut in 1640. Also, Nicholas Acly who arrived in Connecticut in 1655; William Ackley in Virginia in 1664.
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)