When Elizabeth Decker was born about 1809, in Hamlin, Bethel Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter Decker, was 22 and her mother, Maria Magdalena Swartz, was 22.
German: occupational name for a roofer (thatcher, tiler, slater, or shingler) or a carpenter or builder, from an agent derivative of Middle High German decke ‘covering’, a word which was normally used to refer to roofs, but sometimes also to other sorts of covering; modern German Decke still has the twin senses ‘ceiling’ and ‘blanket’.
Dutch: variant of Dekker , cognate with 1 above. Compare De Decker .
English (London): variant of Dicker .
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