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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

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Ackerman Family Origin

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Ackerman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

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Ackerman Life Expectancy

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