Ackerman Name Meaning

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.

List of People with Surname Ackerman

According to our database, there are a total of 23,758 people with the surname Ackerman. Among these people surnamed Ackerman, there are about 1,116 distinct names, with an average of 21 people who have the same name. John Ackerman, David Ackerman and Michael Ackerman are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Ackerman, with 436, 381 and 354 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Ackerman, with a total of 2,090 people, and there are a total of 613 distinct names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Ackerman, with a total of 2,094 people and an average of 598 distinct names.