Wow! What a lot of Akers in the US. My great-grandmother was Edith Mary Akers born in 1862, I think in Cardiff, Wales where the family were farming - and she had quite a number of brothers and sisters. Her father was David Akers from Blackbourton/Black Bourton/Black Burton near Witney in Oxfordshire where the family seem to have been rooted for a few generations. Does this tie in with anyone?