Obadiah Ackerman

1755–
Tarrytown, Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Obadiah

When Obadiah Ackerman was born in 1755, in Tarrytown, Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jacobus James Ackerman, was 33 and his mother, Maritie Enderse Anderson, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Jacobus James Ackerman
1722–1808
Maritie Enderse Anderson
1727–1768
David Ackerman
1745–1822
Willum Ackerman
1746–1819
Jacobus Ackerman
1748–1839
Abraham Ackerman
1750–1750
Marytie Ackerman
1752–
Susanna Ackerman
1754–
Obadiah Ackerman
1755–
Tabitha Dorcas Ackerman
1756–1845
Rachel Ackerman
1758–1836
Isaac Ackerman
1760–1823
Robert Ackerman
1763–1839
Hendericks Ackerman
1765–
Elizabeth Ackerman
1767–1840

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Name Meaning

1 Dutch: occupational name from akkerman ‘plowman’; a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century. Later, it probably absorbed some cases of the cognate German and Swedish names, Ackermann and Åkerman respectively.2 English: from a medieval term denoting feudal status, Middle English akerman (Old English æcerman, from æcer ‘field, acre’ + man ‘man’). Typically, an ackerman 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.3 Variant of German and Jewish Ackermann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Obadiah Ackerman - Published information: Family genealogies: birth: about 1755; Phillipsburg, Westchester, New York, United States

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