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The background history of the name Dicke starts in ancient Scotland among the Pictish people. The name Dicke is derived from the given name Richard. Dick is a diminutive of this personal name. Thus, Dicke 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 Dicke family settled in Edinburghshire, as early as 1200.

Dicke Early Origins



The surname Dicke 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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Dicke Spelling Variations


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Dicke Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Dicke include Dick, Dyck, Dic and others.

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Dicke Early History


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Dicke Early History



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

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Dicke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dicke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dicke In Ireland


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Dicke In Ireland



Some of the Dicke 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 freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Dicke:

Dicke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Dicke settled in Virginia in 1651
  • James Dicke, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • John Dicke, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Dicke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hermanus Dicke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Henrich Dicke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Hermanus Dicke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Henrich Dicke, who came to America sometime between 1775 and 1781

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dicke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dicke (post 1700)



  • 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
  • James F. II Dicke, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Henry C. Dicke, American politician, Village President of Downers Grove, Illinois, 1935-38
  • Willem Karel Dicke (1905-1962), Dutch pediatrician who was the first to develop the gluten-free diet

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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. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. 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. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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    The Dicke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dicke 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 29 January 2016 at 09:27.

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