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Multiple Origins for the Surname Ackerman


Dutch


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.

Ackerman Early Origins



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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Ackerman Spelling Variations


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Ackerman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ackerman, Ackermann, Ackermanne, Ackermane, Ackermans, Ackermaan, Acckerman, Ackermanes 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 201 words (14 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.

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Ackerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ackerman 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 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



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
  • 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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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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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