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Family name origins & meanings

  • Americanized spelling of Dutch Acker.
  • English : variant of Alker, which has two possible origins: either from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Ealhhere meaning ‘altar army’; or a habitational name from Altcar in Lancashire, named from the Celtic river name Alt (meaning ‘muddy river’) + Old Norse kiarr ‘marsh’.