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The surname Dickstein was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dicus, Dick, Diks, Dickek, Dickstein, Dicksthein, Dykenstein, Dyks and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickstein research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1532 is included under the topic Early Dickstein History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dickstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Adolph Dickstein, who came to Tennessee sometime between 1888 and 1889
  • Abram Dickstein, who came to Tennessee in 1889
  • Hyman Dickstein, who settled in Tennessee sometime between 1888 and 1891

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  • Samuel Dickstein (1885-1954), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 4th District, 1919-22; U.S. Representative from New York, 1923-45
  • Louis Dickstein, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 12th District, 1946; Candidate for New York State Senate 28th District, 1952


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  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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  6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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  8. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Dickstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dickstein 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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