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This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"

Ocker Early Origins



The surname Ocker was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Ocker Spelling Variations


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Ocker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ocker have been found, including Acker, Ackers, Ackhurst, Ackerson, Acaster, Ackaster, Akaster, Akester and many more.

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Ocker Early History


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Ocker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ocker research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ocker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ocker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ocker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ocker 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Ocker, or a variant listed above:

Ocker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Michael Ocker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Christian Ocker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Ocker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ocker, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ocker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ocker (post 1700)



  • Christopher Ocker, American Medievalist and historian and currently professor of history at San Francisco Theological Seminary
  • Colonel William Charles Ocker (1880-1942), American aviation pioneer, known as the "Father of Instrument Flying," posthumously awarded the Legion of Merit in 1955

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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: La liberte
Motto Translation: Liberty.


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Ocker Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. 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. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Ocker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ocker 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 8 June 2015 at 09:09.

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