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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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Where is the Acker family from?

You can see how Acker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Acker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Acker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 37 Acker families living in London. This was about 59% of all the recorded Acker's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Acker families in 1891.
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What did your Acker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ploughman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Acker. 50% of Acker men worked as a Ploughman and 100% of Acker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Ploughman
    50%
  • Textile Dyeing Process Worker
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Acker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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