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The name Ackerman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a ploughman, a tiller of the soil, or a farmer. The name Ackerman was originally derived from the Old German word Akermann, which literally means acreman.

Ackerman Early Origins



The surname Ackerman was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest by Duke William in 1066 A.D.

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Ackerman Spelling Variations


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Ackerman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ackerman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ackerman include Akerman, Acreman, Ackerman, Akarman, Acherman and many more.

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Ackerman Early History


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Ackerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ackerman research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ackerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ackerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ackerman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ackerman 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ackerman or a variant listed above:

Ackerman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abraham Ackerman, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620
  • David Ackerman, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620
  • Lodewyck Ackerman, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620
  • Robert Ackerman, who arrived in Virginia in 1633
  • Tho Ackerman, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ackerman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Ackerman, who arrived in North Carolina in 1740
  • Geo Ackerman, who landed in South Carolina in 1748
  • Joh George Ackerman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johan George Ackerman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Joh Wendel Ackerman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ackerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Ackerman, aged 14, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817
  • John Ackerman, aged 56, landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1826
  • Philip Ackerman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Christian Ackerman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Christian Gottlieb Ackerman, who arrived in New York in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ackerman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Carl Ackerman who landed in Canada in 1783
  • Mr. Albert Ackerman U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Ackerman U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Sam Ackerman settled at Battle Harbour, Labrador, in 1795

Ackerman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Ackerman was a fisherman of Brigus, Newfoundland in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ackerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ackerman (post 1700)



  • Clinton D. Ackerman, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1917
  • Bernard B. Ackerman (1869-1941), American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1929-39
  • B. Donald Ackerman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984, 1996
  • Annie Ackerman (1914-1989), American Democrat politician
  • Al Ackerman, American politician, United Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1936
  • D. L. Ackerman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1944, 1952 (alternate)
  • Debra L. Ackerman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000
  • Delbert R. Ackerman (1910-1968), American politician, Mayor of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 1966-67
  • Dick Ackerman (b. 1943), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004, 2008
  • Donald Ackerman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Ionia, Michigan, 1949
  • ... (Another 41 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Ackerman


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Suggested Readings for the name Ackerman



  • The Ackerman Family by Barbara W. Tobey.
  • Ackerman Homesteads: A Saga of Ackerman Lives and Times by Rosa Ackerman Livingston.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto:
Motto Translation: Victory in Truth.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Ackerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ackerman 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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