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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.

Deckert Early Origins



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.

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Deckert Spelling Variations


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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.

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Deckert Early History


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Deckert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deckert research. Another 205 words (15 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.

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Deckert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deckert Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ameri ca. 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
  • Henry Deckert, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Jacob Deckert, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1854
  • Friedrich Samuel Deckert, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Adam Deckert, who landed in St Clair County in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deckert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deckert (post 1700)



  • Ryan Deckert (b. 1971), American politician, Member of the Oregon Senate
  • James E. Deckert, American politician, Mayor of Newport, Kentucky, 1948-52; Defeated, 1955
  • Gordon Deckert (b. 1930), prominent American psychiatrist
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Deckert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deckert 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 23 October 2016 at 18:17.

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