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The chronicle of the name Dick begins with a family in the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name is derived from the given name Richard. Dick is a diminutive of this personal name. Thus, Dick 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 Dick family settled in Edinburghshire, as early as 1200.

Dick Early Origins



The surname Dick 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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Dick Spelling Variations


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Dick Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Dick has been written Dick, Dyck, Dic and others.

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Dick Early History


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Dick Early History



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

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Dick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dick Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dick In Ireland


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Dick In Ireland



Some of the Dick 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


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The Great Migration



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Dick:

Dick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony Dick, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • Jervis Dick, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • John and Elizabeth Dick settled in Barbados in 1679

Dick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dieterich Dick, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Nicolaus Dick, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Paul Dick, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Mathias Dick settled in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Johan Philip Dick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Dick, who arrived in America in 1802
  • John Dick, who landed in America in 1803
  • Isabella Dick, aged 16, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Jane Dick, who arrived in America in 1805
  • James Dick, who landed in America in 1805
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Robertson Dick, who came to Nebraska in 1918

Dick Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Robert Dick settled in Heart's Content, Newfoundland in 1682 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Dick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Dick settled in Quebec in 1775
  • Mr. James Dick U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in St. George, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he is listed with the Loyalists and Disbanded Soldiers whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Jannet Dick U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in St. George, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 she is listed with the Loyalists and Disbanded Soldiers whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Dick U.E.(b. 1744) born in New York, USA who settled in St. George, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1786 he served in the 74th Regiment, listed with Loyalists and Disbanded Soldier whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists, he die din 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mary Dick settled in Bonavista in 1797

Dick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elias Dick in Shoe Cove, Newfoundland in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Robert Dick, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1848

Dick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ephriam Dick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848
  • John Dick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848
  • William Dick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848
  • George Dick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1848
  • James Dick arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Dick, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Sarah Dick, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Robert Dick, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • John Dick, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • David Dick landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dick (post 1700)



  • Nancy E. Dick (b. 1930), American politician, 41st Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, Colorado's first female Lieutenant Governor (1979-1987)
  • Charlie Dick (1934-2015), American record promoter and widower of American country singer Patsy Cline
  • Paul Revere Dick (1938-2014), American musician, lead vocalist of Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Michael James Dick (1946-1993), birth name of Michael Clarke, an American drummer for the 1960s rock group The Byrds
  • Kirby Bryan Dick (b. 1952), American Academy Award nominated film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor
  • Elisha Cullen Dick M.D. (1762-1825), American politician and physician, Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia (1804-1805)
  • Andrew Roane "Andy" Dick (b. 1965), American comedian, actor, musician and television/film producer
  • A. C. Dick, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912
  • A. C. Dick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1940
  • C. L. Dick, American politician, Burgess of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1888
  • ... (Another 41 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dick Historic Events


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Dick Historic Events




Flight 191

  • D Dick, American passenger from Woodland Hills, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Annie Dick, American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Vera Dick, (née Gillespie), aged 17, Canadian First Class passenger from Calgary, Alberta who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 3
  • Mr. Albert Adrian Dick, aged 31, Canadian First Class passenger from Calgary, Alberta who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 3

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Suggested Readings for the name Dick


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Suggested Readings for the name Dick



  • History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family, Frederick Co. by Muriel Martens Hoffman.
  • Immigration to St. Joseph County, Indiana: Chronology of Four Germans-Catholic Families- Zaehnle, Dick, Lauber, Schmitt by Howard John Schmitt.

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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



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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The Dick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dick 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 24 November 2016 at 02:30.

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