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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch and German : topographic name from Middle High German and Middle Dutch acker ‘(cultivated) field’, hence a byname for a peasant.
  • English : topographic name for someone living by a piece of cultivated land, from Middle English aker ‘acre’, ‘field’ (Old English æcer). Compare Akers.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Acker ‘field’ (see 1).

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