Dicksee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dicksee surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the German derivative of Dix where it was the short form for Benedikt.

Early Origins of the Dicksee family

The surname Dicksee was first found in Leicestershire where where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Ellandune (now called Wilton.) [1] Early rolls list: Robert Dysci in the Feet of Fines of Huntingdonshire; and Alice Dixi in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273-1279 list the following entries in Cambridgeshire; Laurence Dixi; Sabina Dixi; and Adam Disce. The same rolls also list Hugo Discey and Robert Discy in Huntingdonshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls also list Robert Discy. [3]

Important Dates for the Dicksee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dicksee research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1798, 1524, 1594 and 1585 are included under the topic Early Dicksee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dicksee Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Dicksee are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dicksee include: Dixie, Dicksey, Dicksy, Dixy and others.

Early Notables of the Dicksee family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dicksee family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dicksee or a variant listed above: William Dixey who settled in Barbados in 1693; Joseph Dixey settled in Boston in 1820; Richard Dixey settled in Maryland in 1725.

Contemporary Notables of the name Dicksee (post 1700)

  • Sir Frank Bernard Dicksee (1853-1928), English painter

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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)
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