Acker Family History

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Acker Name Meaning

Dutch and German: topographic name from Middle High German and Middle Dutch acker ‘(cultivated) field’, hence a byname for a peasant. English: topographic name for someone living by a piece of cultivated land, from Middle English aker ‘acre’, ‘field’ (Old English æcer). Compare Akers. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Acker ‘field’ (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Hacker, Ecker, Asker, Packer, Auker, Backer, Anker, Aker, Ackert

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Acker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Acker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Acker. 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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Acker Family Origin

Where is the Acker family from?

Acker Family Occupations

What did your Acker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Acker family was Fisherman & Farmer. The most common Acker occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Acker's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Acker.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Student

  • Fisherman & Farmer


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

Acker Historical Records

What Acker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Acker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Acker 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Acker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Acker. For the veterans among your Acker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Acker Life Expectancy

What is the average Acker lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Acker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Acker in 1945 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Acker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Acker 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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