Show ContentsDicke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dicke is generally thought to be derived from an old Frisian-Lower Saxon personal name, Deiko. It is also likely that versions of this name evolved from the German word "Dyke," in which case the name was most likely occupational for someone who built or operated Dikes.

Early Origins of the Dicke family

The surname Dicke was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Dicke family

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Dicke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dickenhausen, Dickenhaussen, Dikenhausen, Dicenhausen, Dickenhhausen, Dickenhausenn and many more.

Early Notables of the Dicke family (pre 1700)

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United States Dicke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dicke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Dicke, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 [1]
  • John Dicke, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Dicke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Dicke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
  • Hermanus Dicke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
  • Henrich Dicke, who settled in America sometime between 1775 and 1781

Contemporary Notables of the name Dicke (post 1700) +

  • James F. II Dicke, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008 [2]
  • Henry C. Dicke, American politician, Village President of Downers Grove, Illinois, 1935-38 [2]
  • James F. Dicke, American philanthropist Ohio, eponym of the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration
  • Robert Henry Dicke (1916-1997), American physicist, eponym of the DIcke effect and co-eponym of the Brans–Dicke theory
  • Willem Karel Dicke (1905-1962), Dutch pediatrician who was the first to develop the gluten-free diet

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook