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The name Dutcher is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a worker who was a dike or ditch maker.

Dutcher Early Origins



The surname Dutcher 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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Dutcher Spelling Variations


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Dutcher Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Dutcher include Dicker, Decker, Deeker, Dyker, Dikkers, Ditcher and many more.

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Dutcher Early History


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Dutcher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dutcher 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 Dutcher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dutcher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dutcher Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Dutcher were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Dutcher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rudolf Dutcher, who arrived in America in 1650

Dutcher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J D Dutcher, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Dutcher Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. Barret Dyer U.E., "Barrett Dyre" who settled in Marysburgh & Sophiasburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1790 son of Deborah Aylsworth from her first marriage [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Dutcher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Ruluff Dutcher, who arrived in Canada in 1834
  • William Ashley Dutcher, who landed in Canada in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dutcher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dutcher (post 1700)



  • John Bowdish Dutcher (1830-1911), American farmer, businessman, banker and politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (1861-1862), New York State Senator (1864-1865)
  • Judith H. Dutcher (b. 1962), American attorney and former politician, Minnesota State Auditor (1995-2003), son of Jim Dutcher
  • James L. "Jim" Dutcher (1918-1992), American 23rd head football coach for the Doane College Tigers (1942-1951)
  • Silas Belden Dutcher (1829-1909), American politician, New York State Superintendent of Public Works (1880-1883)
  • Richard Alan Dutcher (b. 1964), American independent filmmaker, nicknamed "The Father of Mormon Cinema"
  • Raymond Dutcher (1885-1975), American fencer who competed in the individual and team épée events at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Jim Dutcher, American former head basketball coach at the University of Minnesota (1975-1986)
  • Charles B. Dutcher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1836
  • C. M. Dutcher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1916
  • Andrew Dutcher, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1872
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Dutcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dutcher 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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