Akers Surname

I haven't undertaken original research into the Akers name. Until I do, this page will present the interesting stories and probable myths I've found.

The surname "Akers" is probably of English origin, though claimed by some to be of German and by others of Irish origin. The name was originally "Acres."

One Story:

King Richard gave to one of his courtiers named John, the town of "Acre" on the coast of Palestine. When he returned to England he was known as "John De Acre," and for many years the name was "De Acre." After a while the "De" was dropped and the name became "Acres," until later changed to "Akers."

Accessed online: November 22, 2003