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Ackerman Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘plowman’; a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century. Later, it probably absorbed some cases of the cognate German and Swedish names, Ackermann and Åkerman respectively. English: from a medieval term denoting feudal status, Middle English akerman (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an ackerman was a bond tenant of a manor holding half a virgate of arable land, for which he paid by serving as a plowman. The term was also used generically to denote a plowman or husbandman. Variant of German and Jewish Ackermann.

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


Similar surnames: Ackermann, Ockerman, Akerman, Aukerman, Akkerman, Wackerman, Scherman

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Ackerman Family Origin

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Ackerman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Seaman

    7%
  • Harness Maker

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ackerman. A less common occupation for the Ackerman family was Harness Maker. The most common Ackerman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Ackerman's were Farmers.

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