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Updated June 9, 2019

How Popular Is The Name Decker

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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’.
  • Dutch : variant of Dekker, cognate with 1.
  • English : variant of Dicker.

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