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Dacus Early Origins



The surname Dacus was 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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Dacus Spelling Variations


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Dacus Spelling Variations



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

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Dacus Early History


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Dacus Early History



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

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Dacus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dacus Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abigail Dykes, who came to Boston in 1637; Thomas Diche, who settled in Virginia in 1664; Andrew Dykes, who settled in America in 1684; Peter Dise, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dacus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dacus (post 1700)



  • Robert Weston Dacus (b. 1985), former American NFL football linebacker who played from 2008 to 2011
  • Katherine Nell "Kaye" Dacus, American author and editor, known for her first novel, Stand-In Groom, published in 2009
  • Stan Dacus, American sound engineer, known for his work on Elton John: One Night Only-Greatest Hits Live (2001), Happy Holidays with Bobby Goldsboro (1989) and the 2012 CMT Music Awards
  • Jacob Dacus, American actor, known for Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014), My All American (2015) and Drawing a Blank (2015)
  • Don "Donnie" Dacus (b. 1951), American guitarist, singer, actor, writer, and co-producer, known for his work with Stephen Stills and later the jazz-rock group Chicago from 1978-1980

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
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    The Dacus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dacus 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 October 2015 at 14:38.

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