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5/30/2011, 5:41 PM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Type Surname (from occupation & from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DIK-mən

Meaning & History

From Old English dic "ditch" combined with man "man". It was originally a name for a ditch digger or someone who lived near a ditch.