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Early Origins of the Sakker family

The surname Sakker was first found in London where Riley's Memorials of London listed Adam le Sakkere as the first of the family. The surname is derived from an occupation as in 'the sacker,' a maker of sacks from the Middle English sak. [1]

Early History of the Sakker family

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Sakker Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Sakker include Sacker, Saker, Sakker and others.

Early Notables of the Sakker family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Secker (1693-1768), an English divine, Archbishop of Canterbury, born at Sibthorpe, a village in Nottinghamshire. William Secker (died 1681) was another English divine who preached at...
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United States Sakker migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Sakker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Sakker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [2]

  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. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook