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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch and North German : shortened form of Diekhardt, a personal name composed of the elements Diek, a short form of Diederik (see Dederick) + -hart ‘hard’, ‘strong’.
  • German : from an inflected form of Dick 2, with added inorganic -t.
  • German : topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or thicket, from Middle Low German dick + the collective suffix -et, enlarged to -ert.

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