Dessington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Dessington family
The surname Dessington was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Dissington in that shire. They are descended from Dica, and Dicatun which means "Dica's farm." Dissington Hall in North Dissington is a privately owned country mansion which for centuries has been in the hands of the Delaval family. One branch of the family was found at Ashington, again in Northumberland. "The persons who are first named in the records as connected with the property here, are the Morwicks, Lumleys, and Fitzhughs; the family of Essendon (the modern Ashington) are mentioned as lords of the manor at the close of the 13th century." 
Early History of the Dessington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dessington research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1427, 1450, 1547, 1602, 1402, 1597 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Dessington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dessington Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dishington, Distin, Dissington, Eshington, Dyshington, Dissyngton and many more.
Early Notables of the Dessington family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Thomas Dishington of Ardross who received a charter in 1402 from Robert III; John Dishington, one of the Gentleman...
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Migration of the Dessington family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Dishington settled in Virginia in 1745.
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The Dessington Motto +
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: Unica spes mea Christus
Motto Translation: Christ is my only hope.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.