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The Picts were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Dickson family lived. The name Dickson comes from son of Dick which is a derivative of the personal name Richard.

Dickson Early Origins



The surname Dickson was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times. They were descended from the ancient Pictish Clan Keith, and the first Dickson was son of Richard Keith, son of the great Marischal of Scotland, who died in 1249, and Margaret daughter of the third Lord Douglas. Hence the Clan has always claimed to be followers of the Douglas Clan.

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Dickson Spelling Variations


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Dickson Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Dickson has been spelled Dixon, Dickson, Dixoun, Dikson, Dyxson, Dyckson, Dicksoun, Dicson and many more.

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Dickson Early History


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Dickson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickson research. Another 441 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1471, 1479, 1702, 1695, 1583, 1663, 1630, 1666, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Dickson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dickson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dickson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dickson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dickson In Ireland


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Dickson In Ireland



Some of the Dickson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Dickson:

Dickson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Dickson settled in Virginia in 1619
  • Stephen Dickson, who landed in Virginia in 1619
  • Peter Dickson, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Tho Dickson, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Richard Dickson, who landed in Virginia in 1647
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Dickson settled in Maryland in 1719
  • Edward Dickson settled in Maryland in 1724
  • Samuel Dickson, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • Jane Dickson settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767
  • Andrew Dickson, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1775
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Dickson, who arrived in America in 1810
  • J Dickson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Mary J Dickson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Adam Dickson, aged 60, landed in New York in 1812
  • Benjamin Dickson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Cochran Dickson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Dickson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Robert Dickson settled in Montreal Quebec, in 1781
  • Dr. James Dickson settled in Halifax NS in 1783
  • Mr. Joseph Dickson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Dickson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Dickson, aged 23, landed in Canada in 1811
  • James Dickson, aged 23, arrived in Canada in 1811
  • Debora Dickson, aged 29, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • John Dickson, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Mr. Thomas Dickson, aged 10 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Free Trader" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Dickson, a cartwright, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Alicia Dickson "Dixon", aged 19, Irish convict from Dublin, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" in 1834, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1834 with 15 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1834
  • Henry Dickson, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • Henry Dickson, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Calphurnia"
  • Sarah Dickson, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dickson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Dickson, aged 30, a plumber, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • W. Dickson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • Ann Dickson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • William Dickson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • Clara Dickson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dickson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dickson (post 1700)



  • Samuel Henry Dickson (1798-1872), American poet, physician, writer and educator
  • Earle Dickson (1892-1961), American inventor of the Band-Aid® brand adhesive bandages
  • Dorothy Dickson (1893-1995), American-born, British actress and singer, member of the Ziegfeld Follies
  • Robert B. Dickson (b. 1944), American professional PGA golfer
  • Brenda Irene Dickson (b. 1949), American actress, best known for her rols on The Young and the Restless
  • John Dickson (1783-1852), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1829-30; U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1831-35
  • John D. Dickson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1940 (alternate), 1944
  • John J. Dickson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Wayne County, 1845
  • Joseph Dickson (1745-1825), American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate from Lincoln County, 1788-95; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1799-1801
  • L. H. Dickson, American politician, Mayor of Longmont, Colorado, 1881-85
  • ... (Another 74 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dickson Historic Events


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Dickson Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Peter Dickson (1881-1914), Canadian First Class Passenger from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Dickson (d. 1912), aged 36, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Dickson


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Suggested Readings for the name Dickson



  • Downeast Dicksons: 42 Lines of Early New England Settlers and All the Descendants, as of 1987, of Captain Talbot Dickson and Susan Hayland of Harrington, Maine by Katharine Dickson.
  • Genealogical Record of the McDonalds, Logans, Dicksons, Brownless By Daniel McDonald.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the Bold.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1834 with 15 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1834

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Dickson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dickson 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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