Dickes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dickes 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 Dickes family

The surname Dickes 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 Dickes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickes research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1619, 1672, 1652, 1651 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Dickes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dickes Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dickes family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dickes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dickes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dickes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Eliza Dickes, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • William Dickes, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Isaac Dickes, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • Robert Dickes, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [1]
  • James Dickes, who landed in Maryland in 1677 [1]
Dickes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Valentin Dickes, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • Maria Magdalena Dickes, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Dickes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Weseley Dickes, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dickes (post 1700) +

  • Jean-Pierre Dickès (1942-2020), French doctor, historian, editor, essayist, and Catholic missionary


  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)


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