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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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. 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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