Re: Acker and Archer surnames
I do not believe that Acker and Archer are the same.The Acker that came to Ontario were originally Ecker and Eckhardt and variations of these. There also were Dutch Acker in Dutchess County such as Wolfert who has no representation yet on the ydna Eckhart, Acker Family Tree site. The Veal family that lived in the Port Hope area of Ontario preferred the Veal spelling and several can be viewed on the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid. Several are buried in St. Johns Anglican Church Cemetery in Port Hope, my hometown.