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Aker Family History

Aker Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish (Åker): from åker ‘plowed field’, applied either as an ornamental or a topographic name. Possibly a variant of English, German, and Dutch Acker or of German Eicher.

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


Similar surnames: Acker, Anker, Asker, Auker, Ader, Ater, Ager, Baker, Haker, Akers

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Where is the Aker family from?

You can see how Aker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Aker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Aker families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Aker's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Aker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Aker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Aker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Aker. 22% of Aker men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Aker women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aker were Truck Driver 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
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Aker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aker 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 Aker. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Aker. For the veterans among your Aker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aker lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Aker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Aker in 1953 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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