Geertje Ackerman

18 February 1803–
Dutch Reformed Church, Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Geertje

When Geertje Ackerman was born on 18 February 1803, her father, Johannes Gerrit Ackerman, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Cornelius Demarest, was 46.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Gerrit Ackerman
1759–1828
Elizabeth Cornelius Demarest
1756–1825
Garret Johannes Ackerman
1777–1852
Maria Ackerman
1779–
Abraham A. Ackerman
1783–1849
Eleanor "Lettie" Ackerman
1786–1872
Peter J. Ackerman
1787–1861
Hannah Annatje Ackerman
1788–1845
Lidea Ackerman
1792–1879
Cornelius Johannes Ackerman
1794–1872
Margaret Ackerman
1799–1855
Geertje Ackerman
1803–
John Ackerman
1807–1822

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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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  • Geertje Ackerman, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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