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

Okarghan Early Origins



The surname Okarghan 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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Okarghan Spelling Variations


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Okarghan Spelling Variations



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

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Okarghan Early History


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Okarghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Okarghan 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 Okarghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Okarghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Okarghan 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 Okarghan 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 or some of its variants were: David Ackerman, his wife and their six children, who came to New Netherlands in 1662, arriving on the "Fox" on September 2, 1662; Abraham Ackerman, who came to New York city in 1683.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    6. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Okarghan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Okarghan 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 September 2013 at 15:31.

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