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Ackerson - Eckerson; same family name?

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Re: Ackerson - Eckerson; same family name?

Posted: 1440369825000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Levi Eckerson
Yes at various times the Eckerson/Ackerson has had many variations on spelling. For many the New Jersey descendants went by Ackerson where my Schoharie County and other areas of New York bunch stuck with the Eckerson spelling. It all depended on how the census taker heard the name to enter the spelling of the family's surname. Also there is a Maria Vandervoort who married a James Taylor( whose mother was an Eckerson) in 10 May1826 source: Warwick RDC

Is this your Levi???

U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-2000
I snipped part of the page. If you have access to just put in Levi Eckerson b. 1797 and the attached should show up. then go to page 11 and you can start checking out the whole book to see if Levi's parents show up elsewhere.
Name: Levi Eckerson
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1797
Gender: Male
Father: Thomas Eckerson
Mother: Mary Vandervoort
Baptism Date: 10 Sep 1797
Baptism Place: Kakiat, Rockland, New York, USA


Name: Levi Eckerson
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1797
Birth Place: Viola, Rockland County, New York, USA
Death Date: 18 Mar 1868
Death Place: Darlington, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA
Cemetery: Union Grove Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Darlington, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Hannah Eckerson
Father: Thomas Eckerson
Mother: Maria Eckerson

My feeling, I have no proof in any of my books or documents but I think since the above belonged to the Dutch Reform Church they are probably related back to the first Eckerson surnames in 1641 on what is now known as Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Hope this helps??
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