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The distinguished surname Ankers first came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is derived from the Old French "anchier," meaning "anchorite" or "religious recluse," and was likely first bestowed as a nickname on someone with a reclusive or fanatically religious character.

Ankers Early Origins



The surname Ankers was first found in the northern counties of England. After the Norman Conquest, natives of Normandy left their native land to settle in England; it is thought that the Ankers family is descended from a Norman settler who bore the name Anchier.

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Ankers Spelling Variations


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Ankers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ankers have been found, including Ankers, Anker, Ankier, Anchor, Annacker, Annercaw and others.

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Ankers Early History


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Ankers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ankers research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1379, and 1395 are included under the topic Early Ankers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ankers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ankers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ankers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ankers In Ireland


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Ankers In Ireland



Some of the Ankers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Ankers were among those contributors:

Ankers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos. Ankers, aged 33, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1893

Ankers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sophie Ankers, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from South Moor Co Durham, in 1904
  • Thomas Ankers, aged 39, who landed in America from South Moor Co Durham, in 1904
  • John Henry Ankers, aged 37, who emigrated to America from Barrow, England, in 1910
  • Florence Ankers, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from South Shields, England, in 1911
  • Gertrude Ankers, aged 4, who landed in America from South Shields, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ankers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ankers (post 1700)



  • Evelyn Ankers (1918-1985), well-known British-American actress

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Ankers Historic Events


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Ankers Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Vincent Charles Ankers, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Ankers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ankers 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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