Dicksy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Dicksy is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the German derivative of Dix where it was the short form for Benedikt.

Early Origins of the Dicksy family

The surname Dicksy 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 Dicksy family

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

Dicksy Spelling Variations

Dicksy has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Dicksy have been found, including Dixie, Dicksey, Dicksy, Dixy and others.

Early Notables of the Dicksy family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dicksy family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Dicksys to arrive on North American shores: William Dixey who settled in Barbados in 1693; Joseph Dixey settled in Boston in 1820; Richard Dixey settled in Maryland in 1725.

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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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