An English and German surname. Hackman refers to a taxicab driver or in England a ‘hackney carriage‘. From the Middle English term of ‘hake’ it referred to a servant. Variation in spelling Hackman include Haakmann, Hackman, Hakeerman, Hakkeman, Hackmann, Hakkeman, Hokeman and Hoeckerman. A German spelling form is Hackmann. Most from Germany came from the northern region of the country. England counties with the Hackman surname are mostly Lancashire, Yorkshire, Durham, Cheshire, Essex, Kent, Middlesex, the city of London and Hampshire. There are a few Hackman families also in Wales. In the United States the original settlers with the Hackman name lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Famous: Gene Hackman (movie film actor), Luther G. Hackman (professional baseball player) and Paul Hackman (musician from Canada).