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The German surname Deck 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 Deck 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.

Deck Early Origins



The surname Deck 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.

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Deck Spelling Variations


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Deck Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Deck include Decker, Dekker, Degger, Dagger, Deckert, Deckar, Dekkar, Deggar and many more.

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Deck Early History


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Deck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deck research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1838, 1679, 1749, 1719, 1650 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Deck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Deck were

Deck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Henrich Deck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Mathias Deck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Simon Deck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Adam Deck, who landed in North Carolina in 1738
  • Andreas Deck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Deck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Deck, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1824
  • Ignatz Deck, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • George Deck, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • E Deck, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Frederick Deck, who landed in Texas in 1869
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Deck Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Deck, who landed in Manitoba in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deck (post 1700)



  • Brian Deck, American music producer
  • Howard S. Deck, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Deck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deck Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 September 2016 at 11:44.

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