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  • Abigail Ackerman (c.1687 - 1736)
    Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy : Apr 21 2016, 18:23:09 UTC
  • Abraham Davidse Ackerman (1656 - 1724) Abraham David Ackerman moved with his brothers and sisters to what is now New Jersey about 1669. Later, he moved to Bedford in what is now Brooklyn and married...
  • Aeltie Adrianse Van Laer (1663 - 1704)
    may have had more than one child, came from Braford, L.I. or Kingston, NY?? --------------------------- Aeltie Vallier Van Laer aka Laar Born April 14, 1663 in Bergen, New Jerseymap Daughter ...
  • 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

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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