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The ACKERMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 24,862 1300 0.009 92
United States (1880 census) 6,499 938 0.013 130
Change since 1880 +18363 -362 -0.004 -38
Other Countries
Australia 274 5653 0.002 17
United Kingdom 1,044 5083 0.002 23
Top States for ACKERMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 2,168 754 0.011 114
California 1,912 1648 0.006 56
Florida 1,793 1104 0.011 112
Ohio 1,695 716 0.015 149
Pennsylvania 1,595 786 0.013 130
Top States for ACKERMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 200 278 0.031 311
South Dakota 193 326 0.026 256
South Carolina 857 724 0.021 214
Wyoming 105 465 0.021 213
Iowa 542 523 0.019 185


'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 ACKERMAN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ACKERMAN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ACKERMAN in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ACKERMAN by picking someone at random in North Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of ACKERMAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ACKERMAN 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.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the ACKERMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of ACKERMAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 388 1.56
Black/African American 323 1.3
Mixed Race 276 1.11
Native American/Alaskan 152 0.61
Asian/Pacific 134 0.54
White (Caucasian) 23,589 94.88

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

Meaning of ACKERMAN in historical publications

(origin: Saxon.) From Acker, oaken, made of oak, and man. The brave, firm, unyielding man.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to ACKERMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ACKERMAN.

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 ACKERMAN

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