Among the the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Ankrum were the Strathclyde- Britons. Ankrum was a name for 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."
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Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Ankrum has been spelled Ancram, Ancrum, Ancrumb, Anckrum, Ancromb, Allyncrum, Alncrum, Alyncrome, Allyncom and many more.
Early Notables of the Ankrum family (pre 1700)
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Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:
Ankrum Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Everett Ankrum, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Oruba" from Colon 
Elwood W. Ankrum, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Cherbourg, France 
Amy B. Ankrum, aged 45, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Cherbourg, France 
Joan Wheeler Ankrum (1913-2001), née Wheeler, an American film actress and founder of the Ankrum Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, wife of Morris Ankrum
Aubrey Ankrum (b. 1972), American screenwriter, animator and graphic artist, one of the creators of the popular Flash cartoon Happy Tree Friends
Morris Ankrum (1897-1964), born Morris Nussbaum, an American radio, television and film character actor, known for his roles on Perry Mason, and for his numerous official roles playing Army generals, officers and the United States Secretary of Defense; the cult classic Invaders From Mars (1953
Ted Ankrum, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 2006, 2010