Decker Family History
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Decker Name Meaning
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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Dicker, Dekker, Ducker, Ecker, Necker, Wecker, Denker, Recker, Becker