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The surname Acherman it is derived from the elements "acker" meaning "field" or "agriculture." Thus the name was probably originally an occupational name for a farmer.

Acherman Early Origins



The surname Acherman 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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Acherman Spelling Variations


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Acherman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ackerman, Ackermann, Ackermanne, Ackermane, Ackermans, Ackermaan, Acckerman, Ackermanes and many more.

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Acherman Early History


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Acherman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acherman research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1386, 1330, 1387, 1710, 1764, 1834 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Acherman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Acherman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Acherman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 Acherman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Acherman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Acherman, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • A. Acherman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1876

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    2. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Acherman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Acherman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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