Dickstein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dickstein family

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.

Early History of the Dickstein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickstein research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1532, 1719, 1708 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Dickstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dickstein Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dickstein family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Thomas Dyche ( fl. 1719), English school-master, educated at Ashbourne free school, Derbyshire. In 1708...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dickstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dickstein migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dickstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolph Dickstein, who settled in Tennessee sometime between 1888 and 1889
  • Abram Dickstein, who settled in Tennessee in 1889
  • Hyman Dickstein, who settled in Tennessee sometime between 1888 and 1891

Contemporary Notables of the name Dickstein (post 1700) +

  • Morris Dickstein (1940-2021), American literary scholar, cultural historian, professor, essayist, book critic, and public intellectual
  • Samuel Dickstein (1885-1954), American Democratic Party politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 4th District, 1919-22; U.S. Representative from New York, 1923-45 [1]
  • 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 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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