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|Posted by: Macfive 28-Oct-2006, 02:36 PM|
| Background: The name of a place in North Devonshire, England, whence the surname is derived; so called, because it was situated among groves of oaks--from ack, oak, as above, and land, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Variations: Acland, Aukland, Aclands, Ackland, Asklands
More Info: http://heraldry.celticradio.net/search.php?id=27
Discussion of this family is welcomed.