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Dicker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a digger of ditches or a builder of dikes from Middle English dicher diker ‘digger of ditches or dykes’ or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike (such as a defensive ditch round a town) from Middle English dik deke (Old English dīc) ‘ditch’ + -er. It was synonymous with Middle English atte Dike (see Dyke ) and with Ditcher and Dickman . Topographical surnames in -er are characteristic of southern England. English: habitational name from The Dicker the name of a common in Arlington Chiddingly and Hellingly in Sussex from Middle English dyker a unit of ten (from Latin decuria from decem ‘ten’) though 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 the 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 3 from an inflected form. German: variant of Dieker a topographic or an occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a dike. Dutch: from the personal name Dickert or a vowel variant of Decker .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 265 Dicker families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Dicker's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dicker families in 1891.
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What did your Dicker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dicker. 12% of Dicker men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Dicker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dicker were Farmer and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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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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