The English surname Dickerson, chiefly found in East Anglia, is of patronymic origin, meaning son of, or descendent of Dicker, a diminutive of Dick. The personal name Dick is an English variant of Richard. The surname Dickerson is first recorded in English records in Lancashire in te Domesday Book in 1086. A notable bearer of the name Dickerson was Denver Dickerson, an American politician and Governor of Nevada in the early 20th Century.
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