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).