The sea-swept Hebrides
islands and the west coast of Scotland
, made up the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, the ancestral home of the Dicy family. Their name comes from the name Dick,
which is a diminutive of Richard.
Early Origins of the Dicy family
The surname Dicy was first found in Renfrewshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland
, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew
, East Renfrewshire
, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dicy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dicy research.Another 547 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 162 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Dicy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dicy Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations
of Dicy have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Dickie, Dickey, Dikkie and others.
Early Notables of the Dicy family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Dicy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dicy family to Ireland
Some of the Dicy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dicy family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dicy family emigrate to North America: In 1650 Daniel Dickey settled in Virginia. Other members of the family made their homes in Amherst, New York and Nova Scotia, Canada. They were classified as Colonial Gentry. Later, the name was to be found in New England