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Origins of the Ackroyd surname

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About the Ackroyds

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Where do most Ackroyds live?

In 1921, most Ackroyds lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Ackroyds

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We have 26,000 records for the Ackroyd surname. The oldest one dates back to 1764.

Who were Ackroyds most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Ackroyd first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Ackroyds

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Ackroyds in 1921
Worsted Weaver


Worsted Spinner






Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for Ackroyds in 1921
Coal Miner


Stone Mason




Wool Comber


Wool Sorter


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