Show ContentsDickert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Dickert comes from when its first bearer worked as a worker who was a dike or ditch maker.

Early Origins of the Dickert family

The surname Dickert 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]

Early History of the Dickert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickert research. Another 258 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1066, 1296, 1327, 1327, 1327, 1379, 1572, 1632, 1600, 1625, 1628, 1631, 1637 and 1577 are included under the topic Early Dickert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dickert Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dickert include Dicker, Decker, Deeker, Dyker, Dikkers, Ditcher and many more.

Early Notables of the Dickert family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Dekker (c. 1572-1632), an English Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer. "His birthplace was London, as he intimates in ‘The Seuen Deadly Sinnes,’ 1600, and in ‘A Rod for Run-awayes,’ 1625. In ‘Warres, Warres, Warres,’ a tract published in 1628, he describes himself as an old man; and in the dedication to ‘Match...
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Dickert Ranking

In the United States, the name Dickert is the 14,353rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Dickert migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dickert or a variant listed above:

Dickert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Dickert, who landed in America in 1752 [3]
  • John Baltzer Dickert, aged 19, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dickert (post 1700) +

  • Scott John Robert "Scotty" Dickert, American actor, known for his work on Odd Brodsky (2013), The Christian Fury Vs. the Evil Negro (2010) and Attack of the Nerds (2010)
  • Wayne Lewis Dickert (b. 1958), American slalom canoer in the C-2 event at the 1996 Summer Olympics

  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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) on Facebook