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Dekkers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , German


The German surname Dekkers emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The Dekkers family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.


Early Origins of the Dekkers family


The surname Dekkers was first found in Prussia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Dekkers family


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Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1838, 1679, 1749, 1719, 1650 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Dekkers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dekkers Spelling Variations


Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Dekkers include Decker, Dekker, Degger, Dagger, Deckert, Deckar, Dekkar, Deggar and many more.

Early Notables of the Dekkers family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dekkers family to the New World and Oceana


Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Dekkers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George A. Dekkers, originally from Rotterdam, Holland, arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QP-TJZ : 6 December 2014), George A. Dekkers, 09 Mar 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gerardus W. Dekkers, originally from Rotterdam, Holland, arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QP-1X7 : 6 December 2014), Gerardus W. Dekkers, 09 Mar 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Dekkers (post 1700)


  • Tin Dekkers (1916-2005), Dutch boxer
  • Ramon Dekkers (1969-2013), Dutch kickboxer and Muay Thai practitioner
  • Marlies Dekkers (b. 1965), Dutch fashion designer
  • Jan Dekkers (1919-1997), Dutch painter and sculptor
  • Hurnet Dekkers (b. 1974), Dutch rower
  • Hens Dekkers (1915-1966), Dutch boxer
  • Hans Dekkers (1928-1984), Dutch cyclist
  • Frank Dekkers (b. 1961), Dutch painter

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QP-TJZ : 6 December 2014), George A. Dekkers, 09 Mar 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QP-1X7 : 6 December 2014), Gerardus W. Dekkers, 09 Mar 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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