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Where did the Dutch Dickstein family come from? What is the Dutch Dickstein family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dickstein family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dickstein family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Dicus, Dick, Diks, Dickek, Dickstein, Dicksthein, Dykenstein, Dyks and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickstein research. Another 252 words(18 lines of text) covering the year 1532 is included under the topic Early Dickstein History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Dickstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dickstein Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Adolph Dickstein, who came to Tennessee sometime between 1888 and 1889
  • Abram Dickstein, who came to Tennessee in 1889
  • Hyman Dickstein, who settled in Tennessee sometime between 1888 and 1891

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  10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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The Dickstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dickstein 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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