Origins Available: Dutch
The surname Okarhan 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 Okarhan family
The surname Okarhan 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.
Early History of the Okarhan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Okarhan 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 Okarhan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Okarhan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ackerman, Ackermann, Ackermanne, Ackermane, Ackermans, Ackermaan, Acckerman, Ackermanes and many more.
Early Notables of the Okarhan 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... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Okarhan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Okarhan family to the New World and Oceana
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.