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The name Dickeson originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It 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.

Dickeson Early Origins



The surname Dickeson 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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Dickeson Spelling Variations


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Dickeson Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Dickeson has appeared include Dickieson, Dickinson, Dickeson, Dickenson and others.

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Dickeson Early History


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Dickeson Early History



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

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Dickeson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Dickeson In Ireland


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Dickeson In Ireland



Some of the Dickeson 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dickeson arrived in North America very early:

Dickeson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Dickeson, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Robert Dickeson, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • Sarah Dickeson, who landed in Maryland in 1661
  • Thomas Dickeson, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • Ambrose Dickeson, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickeson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Walter Dickeson, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Anne Dickeson, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Richard Dickeson, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • William, Dickeson Jr., who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745

Dickeson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. E. Dickeson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sydenham" in 1870
  • George F. Dickeson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sydenham" in 1870
  • H. D. Dickeson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sydenham" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dickeson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dickeson (post 1700)



  • Clifford Wayne Dickeson (b. 1955), retired New Zealand cricketer

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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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Dickeson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dickeson 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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