The founding heritage of the Dickers family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Dickers comes from when one of the family worked as a worker who was a dike or ditch maker.
Early Origins of the Dickers family
The surname Dickers was first found in East Sussex
and either Upper Dicker or Lower Dicker, villages that date back to 1229 where they were listed as Diker. The place name is derived from the Middle English word "dyker" which means "ten" as in a plot of land for which ten iron rods were paid in rent. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Dickers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickers research.Another 515 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1066, 1296, 1327, 1327, 1327, 1379, 1572 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Dickers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dickers Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dickers has been spelled many different ways, including Dicker, Decker, Deeker, Dyker, Dikkers, Ditcher and many more.
Early Notables of the Dickers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dickers family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dickerss to arrive in North America:
Dickers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Dickers, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)