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