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Where did the Scottish Dickey family come from? What is the Scottish Dickey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dickey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dickey family history?The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the Dickey family. Their name is derived from the name Dick, which is a diminutive of Richard.
Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Dickey has appeared in various documents spelled Dickie, Dickey, Dikkie and others.
First found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickey research. Another 547 words(39 lines of text) covering the years 162 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Dickey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Dickey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dickey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Dickey or a variant listed above include:
Dickey Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Dickey Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Dickey Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Dickey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dickey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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