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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

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Decker Family Origin

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Decker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Decker. A less common occupation for the Decker family was Carpenter. The most common Decker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Decker's were Farmers.

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Decker Life Expectancy

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