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Type Surname (from occupation & from given name)
Usage German, Swiss

Meaning & History

Means "rapier, small sword, dagger" in German, an occupational name for someone who made rapiers. Alternately, it could be derived from a given name containing Old High German degan "soldier, warrior", such as Degenhard or Herdegen.
Added 9/24/2023 by jocatchi