The surname Ackerman it is derived from the elements "acker" meaning "field" or "agriculture." Thus the name was probably originally an
name for a farmer.
The surname Ackerman was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there and Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter.
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of this family name include: Ackerman, Ackermann, Ackermanne, Ackermane, Ackermans, Ackermaan, Acckerman, Ackermanes and many more.
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Franz (or French) Ackerman of Ghent (c.1330-1387), a well known Flemish
statesmen of the 14th century; Christian... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ackerman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.