Deckert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Deckert 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 Deckert 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 Deckert family

The surname Deckert 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 Deckert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deckert research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1838, 1679, 1749, 1719, 1650 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Deckert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deckert 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 Deckert include Decker, Dekker, Degger, Dagger, Deckert, Deckar, Dekkar, Deggar and many more.

Early Notables of the Deckert family (pre 1700)

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


United States Deckert migration to the United States +

Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Deckert or a variant listed above:

Deckert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Deckert, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850 [1]
  • Henry Deckert, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • Jacob Deckert, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1854 [1]
  • Friedrich Samuel Deckert, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Adam Deckert, who landed in St Clair County in 1856 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Deckert (post 1700) +

  • Ryan Deckert (b. 1971), American politician, Member of the Oregon Senate
  • Gordon Deckert (b. 1930), prominent American psychiatrist
  • James E. Deckert, American politician, Mayor of Newport, Kentucky, 1948-52; Defeated, 1955 [2]
  • Günther Deckert (1950-2005), East German Nordic combined silver medalist skier at the 1974 World Championships
  • Manfred Deckert (1961-1980), East German silver medalist ski jumper at the 1980 Winter Olympics
  • Tempany Deckert (b. 1978), Australian actress and author, best known for her role on popular soap opera Home and Away


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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