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Akers Family History

Akers Name Meaning

English German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Ackers .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Acker, Aker, Ayers, Alers, Rakers, Meers, Syers, Auer, Alders, Akes

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Where is the Akers family from?

You can see how Akers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Akers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Akers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Akers families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Akers's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Akers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Akers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Akers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Akers. 18% of Akers men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Akers women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Akers were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Akers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Akers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Akers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Akers. For the veterans among your Akers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Akers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Akers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Akers in 1941 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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