Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Ackehurst, Ackhurst, Akhurst, Akurst
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/Akehurst
Contact: Mr David Evans
The Akehurst One-Name Study is part of the Akehurst Family History society, the umbrella society which co-ordinates research into the Akehurst (and variant) name.
The Akehurst On-Name Study commenced informally in the mid-1980s and was registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies in 1998.
Whilst formally registered as the Akehurst One-Name Study, the study also researches variant names including Ackehurst, Ackhurst, Akhurst and Akurst. There is the occasional cross-over to other spellings, for example homophones such as Akers and Acres. These two One-Name Studies are also registered with the Guild.
In the United Kingdom, the name Akehurst accounts for about 68% of occurrences, Akhurst then follows with 26%, followed by Ackhurst (4%), then Ackehurst and Akurst (1%).
In the United States of America and Canada and New Zealand, the Akehurst spelling is the dominant one; in South Africa, it is Ackhurst; whilst in Australia, Akhurst occurs more frequently.
The Akehurst Family History Society runs the Akehurst DNA Project. For further details, visit our DNA Project page at https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Akehurst
The Akehurst Family History Society's website is at www.akehurst.org.
For information about the Akehurst One-Name Study, send an email to <ONS@akehurst.org>
For information about the Akehurst Family History Society, send an email to <Chairman@akehurst.org>
For information about the Akehurst DNA Project, send an email to <DNA@akehurst.org>
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