The name Deckstere comes from one of the family having worked as a dyer or a maker of dyes.
Early Origins of the Deckstere family
The surname Deckstere was first found in Leicestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066. Dexter comes originally from the Saxon word "dighester" meaning "dyer."
Early History of the Deckstere family
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Deckstere Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Deckstere have been found, including: Dexter, Dextere, Dyster, Dyer, Deckster, Deckstere, Dextar, Dextare, Dystar and many more.
Early Notables of the Deckstere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deckstere family to Ireland
Some of the Deckstere family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Deckstere family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Deckstere, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Francis Dexter, a youth of 13; who came on the ship the "Planter" in 1635. Even earlier, one Thomas Dexter immigrated to Lynn Massachusetts in 1630. The Dexters eventually made their homes in Virginia, Georgia, and as far west as San Francisco..