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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Dich lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Dich is derived from the given name Richard. Dick is a diminutive of this personal name. Thus, Dich 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 Dich family settled in Edinburghshire, as early as 1200.

Dich Early Origins



The surname Dich 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.

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Dich Spelling Variations


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Dich Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Dich has been spelled Dick, Dyck, Dic and others.

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Dich Early History


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Dich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dich research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1526, 1658, 1678, 1681 and are included under the topic Early Dich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dich Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dich In Ireland


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Dich In Ireland



Some of the Dich family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Dich:

Dich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Dich, who arrived in New York in 1709

Dich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Dich, who landed in North America in 1859

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Motto


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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: At spes infracta
Motto Translation: Yet my hope is unbroken.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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    The Dich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dich 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 25 March 2014 at 10:02.

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