Dechant Family History
Dechant Name Meaning
German: occupational name for the master of a guild or the supervisor of a ecclesiastical or secular administrative unit, from Middle High German techant, dechent ‘one in charge of ten men’ (Latin decanus). French (also De Chant): of uncertain derivation; perhaps an altered spelling of Deschamps (see Champ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press