Hello, I think you might be mistaken regarding the origin of the Akey name. I know that some believe that Akey is an anglicized form of Ethier or Etier. I myself was told this most of my life. However, if you go back to English census records 1200 A.D. to present, there are various instances of the Akey name before spellings were standardized and before literacy became widespread (Ackie, Acky, Akie, Ackee, Achie, etc.) It is apparently an Anglo-Saxon name orginating around 1000 A.D. and it means "of" or "from" the port (A-quay). This seems to be the most reliable origin to me.