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The earliest origins of the name Dickenson date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the personal name Richard. Dicca (in the modern form, Dick) is a diminutive of the name Richard. When the son suffix is added to the root, the name literally means son of Richard.

Dickenson Early Origins



The surname Dickenson was first found in Lancashire at Wrightington, a township, in the parish of Eccleston, union of Wigan, hundred of Leyland. "Robert Dicconson, of Eccleston, married Anne, daughter of John Wrightington, and was grandfather of William, who was convicted of high treason in the reign of William III. The Dicconsons held the property until 1812, when Capt. Edward Dicconson died without issue, and was succeeded by a nephew, Thomas Eccleston, of Eccleston and Scarisbrick. His son Charles, on succeeding to this estate, assumed the name of Dicconson." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dickenson Spelling Variations


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Dickenson Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dickenson include Dickieson, Dickinson, Dickeson, Dickenson and others.

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Dickenson Early History


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Dickenson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickenson research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1388, 1300, 1663, 1722, 1696, 1712, 1713, 1717, 1719, 1700 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Dickenson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dickenson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dickenson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Jonathan Dickinson (1663-1722) was a Quaker merchant from Port Royal, Jamaica who was shipwrecked on the southeast coast of Florida in 1696, along with his family and the other passengers...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dickenson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dickenson In Ireland


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Dickenson In Ireland



Some of the Dickenson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dickenson or a variant listed above:

Dickenson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeremy Dickenson, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Jane Dickenson, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Jo Dickenson, aged 22, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Florence Dickenson, aged 19, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Geo Dickenson, aged 19, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickenson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Dickenson, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • John Dickenson, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Richard Dickenson, who landed in Virginia in 1715
  • Susanna Dickenson, who arrived in Virginia in 1719

Dickenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dickenson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J B Dickenson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Edward Dickenson had moved toSan Francisco, California in 1852
  • William Dickenson, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Mr. Dickenson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickenson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Hannah Dickenson U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [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
  • Lt. Nathaniel Dickenson U.E., "Dickinson" (b. 1734) born in Massachusetts, USA from Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he enlisted in 1774 he fought at Bunker Hill, served as a Conductor of Artillery and assisted the Commissary, married to Hannah Cock having 1 child, he moved to Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswick where he died in 1788 [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

Dickenson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Dickenson, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Dickenson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Dickenson, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Thomas Dickenson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Simlah" in 1849
  • John Dickenson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1850

Dickenson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Dickenson, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dickenson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dickenson (post 1700)



  • Dave Dickenson (b. 1973), American former CFL football player and current coach of the Calgary Stampeders
  • Vic Dickenson (1906-1984), African-American jazz trombonist
  • Donna Dickenson (b. 1946), American philosopher and ethicist
  • Vanessa Dickenson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1980
  • Sarah Christy Dickenson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1936
  • R. Walter Dickenson, American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 3rd District, 1906-07; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1924
  • Nehemiah Dickenson, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Haddam, 1834-35, 1838
  • Leonard M. Dickenson, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartland; Elected 1916
  • E. J. Dickenson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1928
  • D. D. Dickenson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dickenson Historic Events


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Dickenson Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Matthew Dickenson (1889-1914), English Miner from Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  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
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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