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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."

Ankrum Early Origins



The surname Ankrum 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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Ankrum Spelling Variations


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Ankrum Spelling Variations



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.

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Ankrum Early History


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Ankrum Early History



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

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Ankrum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ankrum Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ankrum 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



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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXYT-RY8 : 6 December 2014), Everett Ankrum, 12 May 1909; citing departure port Colon, arrival port New York, ship name Oruba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Elwood W. Ankrum, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Cherbourg, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4L-762 : 6 December 2014), Elwood W. Ankrum, 19 Aug 1924; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Amy B. Ankrum, aged 45, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Cherbourg, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4L-76L : 6 December 2014), Amy B. Ankrum, 19 Aug 1924; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ankrum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ankrum (post 1700)



  • 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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXYT-RY8 : 6 December 2014), Everett Ankrum, 12 May 1909; citing departure port Colon, arrival port New York, ship name Oruba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4L-762 : 6 December 2014), Elwood W. Ankrum, 19 Aug 1924; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4L-76L : 6 December 2014), Amy B. Ankrum, 19 Aug 1924; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  7. 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).
  8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Ankrum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ankrum 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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