A multilingual topograph originating from either the Old High German ackar (“field”), or from the Middle English aker (“field”). Both surnames derive from Proto-Germanic *akraz (“field”) Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (“field”); though in the case of the English surname it more immediately derived from Old English æcer. "Acker" also may pertain to an Ashkenazi Jewish surname that too descends from Old High German's ackar.
- Rhymes: -ækə(ɹ)
- field (wide, open space used to grow crops)
- Acker in Duden online