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Hacker Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Häcker); Dutch: occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter from an agent derivative of Middle High German hacken Dutch hakken ‘to hack to chop’. The Jewish surname may be from Yiddish heker ‘butcher’ holtsheker ‘woodcutter’ (German Holzhacker) or valdheker ‘lumberjack’ or from German Hacker ‘woodchopper’. Compare Haecker . English (southwestern): from an agent derivative of Middle English hacken ‘to hack’ hence an occupational name for a woodcutter or perhaps a maker of hacks (hakkes) a word used in Middle English to denote a variety of agricultural tools such as mattocks and hoes.

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

Similar surnames: Packer, Acker, Hucker, Tacker, Haker, Hamer, Backer, Harker, Haver

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Where is the Hacker family from?

You can see how Hacker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hacker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hacker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Hacker families living in Indiana. This was about 19% of all the recorded Hacker's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Hacker families in 1840.
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What did your Hacker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hacker. 16% of Hacker men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hacker women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hacker were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Hacker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hacker 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hacker. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Hacker. For the veterans among your Hacker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hacker lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hacker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hacker in 1944 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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