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Ackerman Family History

Ackerman Name Meaning
Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘plowman’; a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century. Later, it probably absorbed some cases of the cognate German and Swedish names, Ackermann and Åkerman respectively.English: from a medieval term denoting feudal status, Middle English akerman (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an ackerman was a bond tenant of a manor holding half a virgate of arable land, for which he paid by serving as a plowman. The term was also used generically to denote a plowman or husbandman.Variant of German and Jewish Ackermann.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Ackerman Families

  • Number of Ackerman families
     459 - 915
     154 - 458
     1 - 153
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ackerman families
     70 - 138
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ackerman families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ackerman Family Origin

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Ackerman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ackerman

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Ackerman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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