Acker Name Meaning

Dutch and German: topographic name from Middle High German and Middle Dutch acker ‘(cultivated) field’, hence a byname for a peasant. English: topographic name for someone living by a piece of cultivated land, from Middle English aker ‘acre’, ‘field’ (Old English æcer). Compare Akers. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Acker ‘field’ (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Hacker, Ecker, Asker, Packer, Auker, Backer, Anker, Aker, Ackert

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Acker Family Origin

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Acker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Acker family was Carpenter. The most common Acker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Acker's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Acker.

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Acker Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Acker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Acker in 1945 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Acker

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