Dicey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Dicey family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from the name Dick, which is a diminutive of Richard.

Early Origins of the Dicey family

The surname Dicey was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Dicey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dicey research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 162 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Dicey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dicey Spelling Variations

Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Dicey has been spelled Dickie, Dickey, Dikkie and others.

Early Notables of the Dicey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dicey family to Ireland

Some of the Dicey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dicey migration to the United States

Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dicey were among those contributors:

Dicey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Dicey, who arrived in New York in 1827 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dicey (post 1700)

  • Albert Venn Dicey (1835-1922), English jurist

Citations

  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)
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