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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


Similar surnames: Ackermann, Ockerman, Akerman, Aukerman, Akkerman, Wackerman, Scherman

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Ackerman Family Origin

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Ackerman Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ackerman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Ackerman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ackerman family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ackerman.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Ackerman Historical Records

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Ackerman Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Ackerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ackerman in 1943 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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