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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dickerson

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  • A user from Connecticut, United States says the name Dickerson is of English origin and means "Son of a negotiator".

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From a diminutive of Dick +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Dickerson

Dickerson was born in 1960.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dickerson

Eric Dickerson is a football player for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. Eric was born on September 2nd, 1960 in Sealy, Texas.


John Dickerson is a moderator of face the nation, cbs news political director, cbs news, and cbs newspolitical director. John was given the name John Fredrick Dickerson in Washington, D.C., United States.


Chris Dickerson is a bodybuilder. Chris was born on August 25th, 1939 in New York City.


Nancy was born on January 19th, 1927. She passed away on October 18th, 1997.


Dez Dickerson is a funk rock, pop rock, rhythm, and blues musician. Dez was given the name Desmond D'andrea Dickerson on August 7th, 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


Ernest Dickerson is a film director and cinematographer. He has had major accomplishments since 1983. Ernest was given the name Ernest Roscoe Dickerson on June 25th, 1951 in Newark, New Jersey. Ernest is also known as Ernest R. Dickerson and Ernest Dickerson.


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Popularity of Dickerson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dickerson U.S.
  White 62.97% 64.26%
  African American 31.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dickerson

People with the last name Dickerson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dickerson

  • How Popular is the name Dickerson? As a last name Dickerson was the 659th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dickerson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dickerson is Sunday, July 2nd, 1876.
  • How unique is the name Dickerson? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dickerson. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dickerson: Your name in reverse order is Nosrekcid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nkoicreds. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dickerson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 51,889 people with the last name Dickerson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dickerson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Dickerson as their last name.

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