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