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The ACKER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 10,273 3198 0.004 38
United States (1880 census) 3,454 1774 0.007 69
Change since 1880 +6819 -1424 -0.003 -31
Other Countries
Australia 49 25812 0.000 3
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ACKER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 970 2360 0.005 47
Wisconsin 845 601 0.016 158
Pennsylvania 826 1740 0.007 67
New York 722 2558 0.004 38
California 632 4474 0.002 19
Top States for ACKER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 845 601 0.016 158
Alabama 447 1555 0.010 101
Vermont 41 2439 0.007 67
Pennsylvania 826 1740 0.007 67
South Carolina 247 2393 0.006 62


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called ACKER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ACKER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ACKER in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ACKER by picking someone at random in Wisconsin than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of ACKER

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ACKER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of ACKER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 827 8.05
White (Hispanic) 129 1.26
Mixed Race 117 1.14
Asian/Pacific 36 0.35
Native American/Alaskan 35 0.34
White (Caucasian) 9,129 88.86

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ACKER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ACKER in historical publications

ACKER. ACKERS. See under Akerman.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to ACKER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ACKER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for ACKER

The following words are slight variants of ACKER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.