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The Dicker family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a worker who was a dike or ditch maker.

Dicker Early Origins



The surname Dicker was first found in East Sussex and either Upper Dicker or Lower Dicker, villages that date back to 1229 where they were listed as Diker. The place name is derived from the Middle English word "dyker" which means "ten" as in a plot of land for which ten iron rods were paid in rent. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Dicker Spelling Variations


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Dicker Spelling Variations



Dicker has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Dicker, Decker, Deeker, Dyker, Dikkers, Ditcher and many more.

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Dicker Early History


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Dicker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dicker research. Another 515 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1066, 1296, 1327, 1327, 1327, 1379, 1572 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Dicker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dicker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dicker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dicker 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Dickers to arrive on North American shores:

Dicker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Dicker, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • William Dicker settled in Pennsylvania in 1663
  • William Dicker, who landed in Maryland in 1670

Dicker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Dicker, aged 29, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • David Dicker settled in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Michael Dicker settled in Pennsylvania in 1753

Dicker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Dicker, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1840

Dicker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Dicker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • Charles Dicker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851
  • Alice Dicker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851
  • Elizabeth Dicker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851
  • Ellen Dicker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dicker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dicker (post 1700)



  • Samuel Byron Dicker (1889-1960), American lawyer and statistician
  • Fredric Uberall "Fred" Dicker, long time American columnist for the New York Post
  • Samuel Byron Dicker (b. 1889), American Republican politician, Mayor of Rochester, New York, 1939-55
  • Matthew Dicker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Herbert Dicker, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1970
  • Edward T. Dicker, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1952
  • Ruth Doerschuk Dicker (1919-2004), California painter of landscapes
  • Leslie Raymond 'Les' Dicker (b. 1926), former English professional footballer
  • John Dicker (1815-1895), English cricketer
  • Samuel Dicker (b. 1760), English politician
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dicker Historic Events


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Dicker Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Richard Dicker, British Signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Dicker


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Suggested Readings for the name Dicker



  • A Jewish Family Trail: The Dickers and Their Mates by Herman Dicker.

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Dicker Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Dicker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dicker 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.

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