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The AKERMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 972 24180 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 495 9755 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +477 -14425 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 64 20937 0.000 4
United Kingdom 717 6799 0.002 16
Top States for AKERMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 131 13376 0.001 7
Florida 107 14956 0.001 7
Oklahoma 79 5024 0.002 23
Illinois 62 19499 0.000 5
Texas 59 21669 0.000 3
Top States for AKERMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 54 3077 0.004 44
Oklahoma 79 5024 0.002 23
Minnesota 55 13118 0.001 11
New York 131 13376 0.001 7
Oregon 23 16582 0.001 7

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of AKERMAN

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 AKERMAN 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 AKERMAN 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 AKERMAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 914 94.03
White (Hispanic) 27 2.78
Native American/Alaskan 20 2.06
Mixed Race 10 1.03
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of AKERMAN in historical publications

AKERMAN. A-Sax. cer-mo«, a fieldman, farmer, ploughman, clown. Bosworth. The German Aclwrmann, naturalized amongst us, has precisely the same signification. The forms in the H.ll. are Alcennan, le Akermon, le Akermannes, Achcrman, and le Acreman. Sometimes the Akennanni were a peculiar class of feudal tenants, the tenure of whose lands is uncertain, as it is stated that the lord could take them into his own hands when he would, yet vithout injury to the hereditary succession. These holdings were very small, consisting in some instances of five acres only. Hale's St. Paul's Domesd., p. xxiv. " Agricola, ceccr-vian.' Wright's Vocab. p. 74.

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 AKERMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as AKERMAN.

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 AKERMAN

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