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Origin and popularity of the name DECKER


Decker : 1: German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher tiler slater or shingler) or a carpenter or builder from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’ a word which was normally used to refer to roofs but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.2: Dutch: variant of Dekker cognate with 1 above. Compare De Decker.3: English (London): variant of Dicker.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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