Ackland Surname Origin
(Saxon Locality) 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.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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