Last 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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