Akers Family History

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Akers Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone living by a piece of arable land, from the plural or genitive singular of Middle English aker ‘acre’, i.e. arable land.

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

Similar surnames: Acker, Aker, Ayers, Alers, Rakers, Meers, Syers, Auer, Alders, Akes

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Akers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Akers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Akers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Akers Family Origin

Where is the Akers family from?

Akers Family Occupations

What did your Akers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Akers family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Akers. The most common Akers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Akers's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Akers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Akers Historical Records

What Akers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Akers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Akers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Akers. 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 Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Akers. For the veterans among your Akers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Akers Life Expectancy

What is the average Akers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Akers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Akers in 1941 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Akers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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