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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Ankrom as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Roxburghshire (Borders) at Ancrum, a small village which had earlier been called Alncromb, which literally meant "a bend in the river Ale."

Ankrom Early Origins



The surname Ankrom was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat in the lands of Ancrum from about the 11th century.

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Ankrom Spelling Variations


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Ankrom Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Ankrom has been spelled Ancram, Ancrum, Ancrumb, Anckrum, Ancromb, Allyncrum, Alncrum, Alyncrome, Allyncom and many more.

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Ankrom Early History


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Ankrom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ankrom research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1358, 1361, 1370 and 1781 are included under the topic Early Ankrom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ankrom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ankrom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ankrom 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 persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Ankrom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Kerr Ankrom, who arrived in Virginia in 1737

Ankrom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. H. Ankrom, aged 45, who landed in America from Singapore, in 1907
  • Jacob Henry Ankrom, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ankrom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ankrom (post 1700)



  • Scott Randall Ankrom (b. 1966), former professional American NFL football wide receiver
  • William Ankrom, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 2nd District, 1895-96
  • Nora Ankrom, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2008
  • Michael Ankrom, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2008; Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 17th District, 2012

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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: Hold fast
Motto Translation: Hold fast


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Ankrom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ankrom 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 23 November 2015 at 10:07.

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