Hacker Family History

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Hacker Name Meaning

German (also Häcker), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a butcher, possibly also for 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’. English (chiefly Somerset): 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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Hacker Ethnicity Estimate

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

Where is the Hacker family from?

Hacker Family Occupations

What did your Hacker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Ship Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hacker. A less common occupation for the Hacker family was Artst. The most common Hacker occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Hacker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Ship Carpenter

  • Artst


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Hacker Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hacker. 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 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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Hacker Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hacker 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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