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  • Albert Bernard Ackerman (1889 - 1973)
    Updated from U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI) by SmartCopy : Nov 23 2014, 6:38:38 UTC Albert Bernard Ackerman was born on November 22, 1936, one of two sons of an orthodontist in Elizabeth, ...
  • Albertus Ackerman (deceased)
    Overberg families Entry 45 - Albertus ACKERMAN x Cornelia Margaretha EKSTEEN (d.v. Cornelius Petrus Lourens EKSTEEN & Cornelia Margaretha ROSSOUW), * 02.08.1914, † 1993
  • Andries Ackerman, SWASV (1881 - 1942)
    As negejarige seun saam met die Dorslandtrekkers uit Transvaal na Angola
  • Carolina Ackerman (c.1812 - 1874)
    Heer death notice only refer to her as Alberts, Carolina Ackerman MHG 0/248A 1874

About the Ackerman surname

Acker came from German or Old English, meaning "field", and is also related to the word "acre". Therefore, Ackermann means "fieldman". Ackerman is a common Ashkenazi Jewish surname. [ Wikipedia]

Last name origins & meanings: from

  • Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘plowman’; a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century. Later, it probably absorbed some cases of the cognate German and Swedish names, Ackermann and Åkerman respectively.
  • English: from a medieval term denoting feudal status, Middle English akerman (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an ackerman was a bond tenant of a manor holding half a virgate of arable land, for which he paid by serving as a plowman. The term was also used generically to denote a plowman or husbandman.
  • Variant of German and Jewish Ackermann.

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