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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Ackerson Coat of Arms and Family Crest

The sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name often noted under many variations during a single lifetime.  Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language not standardized.  Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people.  More common variations are: Ackersson, Akerson, Eckerson, Oakerson, Yakerson, Aikerson, Ickerson, Ockerson, Aakerson, Ackersen. The surname Ackerson first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times, long before the Norman Invasion in 1066 AD.

Some of the people with the name Ackerson who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Louise Ackerson at the age of 36, who emigrated to the United States, in the year 1894. The following century saw more Ackerson surnames arrive.  Some of the people with the surname Ackerson who arrived in the United States in the 20th century included Peter Ackerson, at the age of 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907.  Isabel Ackerson at the age of 34, who landed in America, in the year 1908.  James B. Ackerson, at the age of 54, who settled in America, in the year 1908.  Bessie Ackerson, at the age of 29, who landed in America, in the year 1908.  Edith Ackerson, at the age of 50, who landed in America, in the year 1908.

Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Sa. a bend betw. three acorns or. Crest—A doric column or.

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References

  • 1 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27
  • 2 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85
  • 3 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
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  • 6 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35
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  • 12 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P80