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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Packer

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun pack"er
  1. A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation or for the market; as, a pork packer .
  2. A ring of packing or a special device to render gas-tight and water-tight the space between the tubing and bore of an oil well.(U. S)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A hiker who wears a backpack
  2. A wholesaler in the meat-packing business
  3. A workman employed to pack things into containers

pack +‎ -er

  1. A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation
    He works as a pork .
    a household goods
    When his back problems kept him from lifting furniture, his skill as a kept him employed.
  2. (computing) A software program that compresses code or data.
  3. (US) A ring of packing or a special device to render gastight and watertight the space between the tubing and bore of an oil well.
  4. (LGBT) An artificial penis worn by a drag king, transman, etc., inside the trousers.

Notable Persons Named Packer

Packer is a soccer player for the Treze Futebol Clube, Ipatinga Esporte Clube, Juventus F.C., S.S. Robur Siena, Delfino Pescara 1936, Ravenna F.C., Paraná Clube, Botafogo Futebol Clube (SP), Cuiabá Esporte Clube, and Clube Atlético Sorocaba. Packer was born on March 13th, 1987 in Indaial.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Packer

James Packer is a former executive chairman of publishing, broadcasting limited, consolidated media holdings executive chairman crown resorts, publishing, consolidated media holdings, crown resorts, former executive chairman ofpublishing, and. James was given the name James Douglas Packer by his parent Kerry Packer on September 8th, 1967.


Kerry was given the name Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer by his parent Frank Packer on December 17th, 1937 in Sydney. He died on December 26th, 2005.


Erica Packer is a pop music model (people), singing, and songwriter. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Erica was born in 1977. Erica is also known as Erica Baxter.


Alfred was given the name Alfred Griner Packer on January 21st, 1842 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Alfred is also known as John Swartze. He passed away on April 23rd, 1907.


Sir Frank Packer KBE was a media proprietor. He holds the title Sir. Frank was given the name Douglas Frank Hewson Packer by his parent Robert Clyde Packer on December 3rd, 1906 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He died on May 1st, 1974.


Todd Packer is a fictional character.


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Popularity of Packer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Packer U.S.
  White 81.81% 64.26%
  African American 13.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Packer

People with the last name Packer are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Packer

  • How Popular is the name Packer? Packer is the 52,912th most popular name of all time. As a last name Packer was the 3,933rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Packer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35 babies born with the first name Packer in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Packer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2007 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Packer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Packer is Wednesday, March 5th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Packer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Packer was in 2012 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Random Packer Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Packer is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Packer: Your name in reverse order is Rekcap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rpakce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Packer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,048 people with the last name Packer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Packer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Packer as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.