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Dicker Name Meaning

English (southwest): occupational name for a digger of ditches or a builder of dikes, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike, from an agent derivative of Middle English diche, dike (see Dyke). English: regional name from an area of East Sussex, near Hellingly, called ‘the Dicker’ (hence also the hamlets of Upper and Lower Dicker), from Middle English dyker unit of ten (Latin decuria, from decem ‘ten’); the reason for the place being so named is not clear. It has been suggested that the reference is to a bundle of iron rods, in which sense dicras appears in Domesday Book. Such a bundle could have been the rent for property in this iron-working area. Surname forms such as atte dicker occur in the surrounding region in the 13th and 14th centuries. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Dick 2, from an inflected form. North German: variant of Low German Dieker, a topographic or an occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a dike (see Dieck). Americanized spelling of French Decaire.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Picker, Wicker, Dickert, Bicker, Dieker, Decker, Ducker, Dicke

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You can see how Dicker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dicker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dicker families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Dicker families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Dicker's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dicker families in 1840.
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What did your Dicker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dicker. 17% of Dicker men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Dicker women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dicker were Clerk and Seamstress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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What is the average Dicker lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dicker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dicker in 1949 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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