Last name: ACKER

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ACKER : This last name is indexed 228,757 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ACKER : 1: Dutch and German: topographic name from Middle High German and Middle Dutch acker ‘(cultivated) field’ (a cognate of the English word acre) hence a byname for a peasant (see Ackerman). Compare Achor Acre Acree and Auker.2: English: habitational name from Castle Acre South Acre or West Acre in Norfolk; or a topographic name for someone living by a piece of cultivated land from Middle English aker acre ‘acre field’ (Old English æcer). Compare Akers.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Acker ‘field’ (see 1 above).4: Americanized form of Norwegian and Swedish Aaker or Åker (see Aker) and probably also of some other similar (like-sounding) Scandinavian or German surname.

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