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Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname DECKER

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Definition: Occupational in origin, this surname most likely derived from the Old High German word "decker," denoting one who covered roofs with tile, straw or slate. The meaning of the word expanded during the Middle Ages to encompass carpenters and other craftsman and was used to refer to one who built or laid the decks of vessels 2) From the German Decher, meaning the quantity of ten; this may also have been a name given to the tenth child.

Surname Origin: German, Dutch

Alternate Surname Spellings: DEKER, DECKER, DECHER, DECKARD, DECHARD, DEKKER, DEKKES, DEKK, DECK, DECKERT Dekkes, Deckard, Dekk, Deck, Deckert.

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FamilySearch - DECKER Genealogy
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DECKER Surname Mailing List
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Surname Finder - DECKER Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - DECKER Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - DECKER Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - DECKER Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the DECKER surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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