Last 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’,
- 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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