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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DI-kər  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Either an occupational name for a digger of ditches or a builder of dikes, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike, derived from Middle English dike or dik meaning "dyke.
Added 6/1/2019 by anonymous
Edited 5/22/2020 by HL