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 Family Origin

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Acker Family Occupations

What did your Acker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Acker. 21% of Acker men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Acker women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Acker were Carpenter and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Millman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Domestic
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Housework
    11%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Acker Historical Records

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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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