Aker Family History

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Aker Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish (Åker): from åker ‘plowed field’, applied either as an ornamental or a topographic name. Possibly a variant of English, German, and Dutch Acker or of German Eicher.

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

Similar surnames: Acker, Anker, Asker, Auker, Ader, Ater, Ager, Baker, Haker, Akers

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Aker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Aker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Aker. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Aker Family Origin

Where is the Aker family from?

Aker Family Occupations

What did your Aker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boilermaker and Brewers Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Aker. The most common Aker occupation in the UK was Boilermaker. 50% of Aker's were Boilermakers.

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  • Boilermaker

  • Brewers Laborer


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

Aker Historical Records

What Aker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Aker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Aker. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Aker. For the veterans among your Aker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Aker Life Expectancy

What is the average Aker lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Aker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Aker in 1953 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Aker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Aker 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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