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The story of the Anker family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name Anker was derived from Ingsgar, a Viking Chieftain who settled in the Shetland Islands in the 9th century.

Anker Early Origins



The surname Anker was first found in the Shetlands, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Anker Spelling Variations


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Anker Spelling Variations



Standards used to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Anker has been recorded as Inkster, Inghster, Inkstar, Ingster, Ingstar and others.

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Anker Early History


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Anker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anker research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Anker 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



The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan societies and regular highland games in North Ameri ca. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Anker name:

Anker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Illel Moses Anker, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1835
  • StiIlel Moses Anker, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1835
  • Augusta Anker, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Christian Anker, aged 47, who settled in America, in 1895

Anker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fred Anker, who landed in Arkansas in 1900
  • Jacob Anker, who landed in Arkansas in 1900
  • Alice Anker, aged 24, who landed in America from Exeter, England, in 1914
  • Charles Anker, aged 15, who landed in America, in 1922

Anker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Private August Anker, U.E.aka "Augustus", "Anger", United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1760) born in Germany, was located in Susquehanna Valley, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, (Wilkes-Barre today) before the conflict started , who settled in Moulton Township [Moulton, Haldimand County], Upper Canada c. 1783 enlisted in December, 1777. Was part of the Butler's Rangers Regiment, married Rosanna Buck in Wyoming, Pennsylvania they had 6 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Private John Charles Anker, U.E.aka "Charles", "Anger", United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1736), was located in Susquehanna Valley, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, (Wilkes-Barre today) before the conflict started , who settled in Bertie Township, Welland County, [Fort Erie], Ontario c. 1783 enlisted in 1777. Was part of the Butler's Rangers Regiment was discharged on June 24, 1784, later died on February 27, 1813 buried at Coloured Cemetery, Bertie Township, Welland County, Ontario [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Private Frederick Anker, Jr., U.E., "Anger", United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1766), was located in Susquehanna Valley, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, (Wilkes-Barre today) before the conflict started , who settled in Bertie Township, Welland County, [Fort Erie], Ontario c. 1783 enlisted in 1783 part of the Butler's Rangers Regiment, married Mary Magdalen Windecker, they had 12 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Private George Frederick Anger Anker, Sr., U.E., "Anger", United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1721) born in Germany, was located in Susquehanna Valley, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, (Wilkes-Barre today) before the conflict started , who settled in Bertie Township, Welland County, [Fort Erie], Ontario c. 1783 enlisted in 1777 part of the Butler's Rangers Regiment, died in March, 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Anker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Anker (post 1700)



  • Peter A. Anker, American politician, Village President of South Holland, Illinois, 1925
  • M. Anker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado Territory, 1868
  • Federico Sansonetti Anker (b. 1986), Uruguayan professional tennis player
  • Conrad Anker, professional mountaineer

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. 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.
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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The Anker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anker 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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