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Ackers Name Meaning

English: variant of Akers. Altered form of Acker.

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


Similar surnames: Acker, Acors, Acres, Aker, Aucker, Ickes, Ackeret, Rackers, Backes

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Where is the Ackers family from?

You can see how Ackers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ackers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ackers families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Ackers families living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ackers's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Ackers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ackers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ackers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ackers. 24% of Ackers men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Ackers women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ackers were Machinist and Clerk. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Labor
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Clerk
    14%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ackers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ackers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ackers. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ackers. For the veterans among your Ackers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ackers lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ackers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Ackers in 1961 was 54, and 47 in 2004.

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