Last name: DEXTER

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DEXTER : This last name is indexed 70,047 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DEXTER : English (East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English dexter(e) dei(gh)ester deyster ‘dyer’ (Old English deaʒestre deʒ(e)stre). The word originally denoted a female dyer but came to be used for dyers of both sexes. Compare Dyer.

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