Ackerman (surname)

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Acker comes from German or Old English, meaning "ploughed field"; it is related to or an alternate spelling of the word acre.[1][2] Therefore, Ackermann means "ploughman". Ackerman is also a common Ashkenazi Jewish surname of Yiddish origin with the same meaning. "Egger" is a German variation of Acker.



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  1. ^ Hanks, P. (2003). Dictionary of American Family Names: 3-Volume Set. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-19-508137-4. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ Hanks, P.; Coates, R.; McClure, P. (2016). The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland. OUP Oxford. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-19-252747-9. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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