When Prudence Ackerman was born in June 1856, in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Richard Ackerman, was 32 and her mother, Caroline Emily Tobey, was 24. She married Eli William Beeman on 31 October 1869, in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in August 1920, in Beltrami, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 64.
Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘farmer, plowman’ (from akker ‘field’ + man ‘man’). Compare Akkerman , Aukerman , and Ockerman .
English: from Middle English acreman ‘cultivator of the soil, plowman’ (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an acreman was a bond tenant of a manor holding half a virgate of arable land, for which he paid by serving as a plowman. The term was also used generically to denote a plowman or husbandman.
Americanized form of German Ackermann 1.