Dicke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The background history of the name Dicke starts in ancient Scotland among the Pictish people. The name Dicke is derived from the given name Richard. Dick is a diminutive of this personal name. Thus, Dicke is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms come from the given name of the father of the bearer, while others come from important religious and secular figures. Early members of the Dicke family settled in Edinburghshire, as early as 1200.

Early Origins of the Dicke family

The surname Dicke was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where one of the first records of the name appeared in the late 1200s.

Important Dates for the Dicke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dicke research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1526, 1658, 1678, 1681 and are included under the topic Early Dicke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dicke Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Dicke include Dick, Dyck, Dic and others.

Early Notables of the Dicke family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Dicke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dicke family to Ireland

Some of the Dicke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dicke migration to the United States

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Dicke:

Dicke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Dicke, who settled in Virginia in 1651
  • James Dicke, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 [1]
  • John Dicke, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Dicke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hermanus Dicke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Henrich Dicke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
  • Hermanus Dicke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
  • Henrich Dicke, who settled in America sometime between 1775 and 1781

Contemporary Notables of the name Dicke (post 1700)

  • James F. II Dicke, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008 [2]
  • Henry C. Dicke, American politician, Village President of Downers Grove, Illinois, 1935-38 [2]
  • James F. Dicke, American philanthropist Ohio, eponym of the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration
  • Robert Henry Dicke (1916-1997), American physicist, eponym of the DIcke effect and co-eponym of the Brans–Dicke theory
  • Willem Karel Dicke (1905-1962), Dutch pediatrician who was the first to develop the gluten-free diet

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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