Dechant Family History
Dechant Name Meaning
German: occupational name for the master of a guild or the supervisor of an ecclesiastical or secular administrative unit from Middle High German techant dechent ‘one in charge of ten men’ (from Latin decanus). Altered form of French Deschamps . The surname Dechant is also found in France where it is rare and may (also) be of German origin (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press