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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Middle English diche, dike ‘dike’, ‘earthwork’ + man ‘man’, hence an occupational name for a ditch digger or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike. See also Dyke.
  • English : occupational name meaning ‘servant (Middle English man) of Dick’.
  • Dutch : elaborated form of Dyck.
  • Americanized spelling of German Dickmann.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname meaning ‘fat man’, a noun formation from Dick 2.

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