Ackerman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Ackerman family

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.

Important Dates for the Ackerman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ackerman research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1386, 1330, 1387, 1710, 1764, 1834 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Ackerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ackerman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ackerman family (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...
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Ackerman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ackerman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abraham Ackerman, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620 [1]
  • David Ackerman, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620 [1]
  • Lodewyck Ackerman, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620 [1]
  • Robert Ackerman, who arrived in Virginia in 1633 [1]
  • Tho Ackerman, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]
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Ackerman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Ackerman, who arrived in North Carolina in 1740 [1]
  • Geo Ackerman, who landed in South Carolina in 1748 [1]
  • Joh George Ackerman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johan George Ackerman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Joh Wendel Ackerman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • ... (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, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817 [1]
  • John Ackerman, aged 56, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1826 [1]
  • Philip Ackerman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • Christian Ackerman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • Christian Gottlieb Ackerman, who arrived in New York in 1843 [1]
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Ackerman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ackerman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Ackerman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Ackerman was a fisherman of Brigus, Newfoundland in 1837 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ackerman (post 1700)

  • Ken Ackerman (1922-2017), American radio announcer, disc jockey, and news anchor
  • Walter H. Ackerman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from 15th Senatorial District, 1961 [4]
  • Walter H. Ackerman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 20th District, 1879 [4]
  • Sam Ackerman (b. 1934), American Democrat politician, Personnel director, Continental Coffee; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [4]
  • Walter Ackerman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1924 (alternate; Member, Credentials Committee), 1936 [4]
  • Rita G. Ackerman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988 [4]
  • Richard C. Ackerman, American Republican politician, Mayor of Fullerton, California, 1982-83, 1986-88 [4]
  • Peter Ackerman, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Bergen County, 1885, 1887 [4]
  • Ralph Henry Ackerman (1892-1957), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic, 1948-52 [4]
  • Marion S. Ackerman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932 [4]
  • ... (Another 43 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Ackerman family

HMS Royal Oak
  • Arthur George Ackerman (1906-1939), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, Welsh Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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