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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A"corn
  1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  2. [Naut] A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  3. [Zoöl] See Acorn-shell.

Etymology: AS. æcern, fr. æcer field, acre; akin to D. aker acorn, Ger. ecker, Icel. akarn, Dan. agern, Goth. akran fruit, akrs field; -- orig. fruit of the field. See Acre

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  1. Fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base

From Middle English acorne, an alteration (after corn) of earlier akern, from Old English æcern (“acorn, oak-mast”), from Proto-Germanic *akraną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ógeh₂ (“berry”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Äkkene, Dutch aker, Danish agern; Welsh eirin (“plums”), Breton irin (“plum”), Irish airne (“sloe”), Lithuanian úoga, Russian я́года (jágoda, “berry”).

  1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
  2. (nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
  3. (zoology) See acorn-shell.
  4. (slang, usually in the plural) A testicle.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Acorn

Roma Acorn is a teen pop and pop music musician. They plays Piano and Vocals. They have had major accomplishments since 2010. Roma was born on February 1st, 1996 in Moscow, Russia. Roma is also known as Рома Жёлудь.


John was born in Edmonton.


William was born on January 10th, 1915. He breathed his last breath on May 25th, 1966.


Herbert was born in 1868. He passed away on December 6th, 1939.


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Popularity of Acorn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Acorn U.S.
  White 77.97% 64.26%
  African American 7.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.29% 16.26%

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People with the last name Acorn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Acorn

  • How Popular is the name Acorn? As a last name Acorn was the 68,770th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Acorn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Acorn is Saturday, February 3rd, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Acorn? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Acorn. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Acorn: Your name in reverse order is Nroca. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oracn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Acorn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 286 people with the last name Acorn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Acorn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Acorn as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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