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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Dickerson was formed. The name was 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.

Dickerson Early Origins



The surname Dickerson 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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Dickerson Spelling Variations


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Dickerson Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Dickerson include Dickieson, Dickinson, Dickeson, Dickenson and others.

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Dickerson Early History


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Dickerson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickerson 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 Dickerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dickerson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dickerson 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 Dickerson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dickerson In Ireland


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Dickerson In Ireland



Some of the Dickerson 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Dickerson were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Dickerson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ffeleaman Dickerson, who arrived in New England in 1637
  • Alice Dickerson, who arrived in Maryland in 1682
  • Allis Dickerson, who landed in Maryland in 1682

Dickerson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Dickerson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Dickerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dickerson, aged 55, landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Nathaniel Dickerson who was a Town clerk of Wethersfield, Massachusetts
  • Henry Dickerson, aged 68, landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • S H Dickerson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • H Dickerson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickerson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edna Dickerson, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Edward V. Dickerson, aged 50, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • Charlotte N. Dickerson, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Beryl A A Dickerson, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1911
  • Annie E. Dickerson, aged 37, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickerson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Florence Dickerson, aged 32, who emigrated to St John's, Newfoundland, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dickerson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dickerson (post 1700)



  • Marianne Dickerson (1960-2015), American silver medalist long-distance runner at the 1983 World Championships
  • John S. Dickerson (b. 1982), American Christian pastor, author and journalist
  • John "Johnny Dick" Dickerson (1863-1944), American horse trainer, posthumous inductee into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1958
  • Walter Roland "Walt" Dickerson (1928-2008), American jazz vibraphone player
  • Denver Dickerson (1914-1981), American politician, 37th Speaker of the Nevada Assembly in 1943, 6th Secretary of Guam (1963-1969)
  • George Dickerson (b. 1933), American actor, writer, and poet
  • Bobby Dale Dickerson (b. 1965), American Major League Baseball third base coach for the Baltimore Orioles
  • Deke Dickerson (b. 1968), American singer, songwriter, and guitarist
  • Carroll Dickerson (1895-1957), American Dixieland jazz violinist and bandleader in Chicago and New York, known for his work with Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines
  • Lewis Pessano "Buttercup" Dickerson (1858-1920), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1878 to 1885, the first Italian-American to play in the majors
  • ... (Another 52 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dickerson Historic Events


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Dickerson Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Jack Dickerson, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Dickerson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dickerson 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.

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