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Where did the English Dicksy family come from? What is the English Dicksy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dicksy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dicksy family history?Dicksy is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the German derivative of Dix where it was the short form for Benedikt.
Dicksy has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Dixie, Dicksey, Dicksy, Dixy and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dicksy research. Another 332 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1524, 1585, 1594, and 1798 are included under the topic Early Dicksy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 21 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dicksy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Dicksys to arrive on North American shores: William Dixey who settled in Barbados in 1693; Joseph Dixey settled in Boston in 1820; Richard Dixey settled in Maryland in 1725.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Quod Dixi Dixi
Motto Translation: What I have said, I have said.
The Dicksy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dicksy 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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