Anker Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German anker ‘anchor’, applied either as an occupational name for a smith who made ships’ anchors or as a habitational name from a house identified by an anchor. English: from the Old French personal name Anchier (see Angier). Norwegian and Swedish: probably originally a Swedish soldier’s name meaning ‘anchor’. This is the name of a powerful and influential Norwegian family, who came to Christiana (Oslo) from Sweden in 1668. Danish: from a personal name, of which the first element means ‘eagle’ and the second (probably) ‘violent’. Americanized form of northern French Anquier, from a personal name of Germanic origin (see Angier).

List of People with Surname Anker

Based on our public records, there are a total of 753 people with the surname Anker. Among these people surnamed Anker, there are approximately 150 distinct names, with an average of 5 people who share the same name. William Anker, David Anker and James Anker are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Anker, with 19, 18 and 17 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that California has the most people surnamed Anker, with a total of 117 people, and there are a total of 74 distinct names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Anker, with a total of 72 people and an average of 50 distinct names.