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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Johannes Gerrit Ackerman
Elizabeth Cornelius Demarest
Garret Johannes Ackerman
Maria Ackerman
Abraham A. Ackerman
Eleanor "Lettie" Ackerman
Peter J. Ackerman
Hannah Annatje Ackerman
Lidea Ackerman
Cornelius Johannes Ackerman
Margaret Ackerman
Geertje Ackerman
John Ackerman

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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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