This site is dedicated to the promotion of Genealogical research of the A(c)(k)(e)hurst
family name which has spread to the four corners of the World.
Although research started many years back, it wasn't until 1993 when a stray Fidonet
message originating in the UK found itself in America and opened up a whole new advent
in Genealogical research there were 4 of us then. The internet pushed these boundaries
to a new limit, we are now 470 researchers strong, with more contacts, friends and
relatives being found and research made easier than ever before.
If you are an Akehurst or have Akehurst family connections, we invite you to join
the world family of Akehursters.
The family didn't move far, but there is a distinct migration of the name from Sussex
to North Kent or vice versa. The family are not wealthy landowners. They preferred
to work the land as farm labourers. This may account for a high percentage of present
day descendants having or enjoying some connection with Gardening, The Arts, The
Sea, Agriculture and even successful horse racing.