Show ContentsDishington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dishington family

The surname Dishington was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Dissington in that shire. They are descended from Dica, and Dicatun which means "Dica's farm." Dissington Hall in North Dissington is a privately owned country mansion which for centuries has been in the hands of the Delaval family. One branch of the family was found at Ashington, again in Northumberland. "The persons who are first named in the records as connected with the property here, are the Morwicks, Lumleys, and Fitzhughs; the family of Essendon (the modern Ashington) are mentioned as lords of the manor at the close of the 13th century." [1]

Early History of the Dishington family

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Dishington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dishington, Distin, Dissington, Eshington, Dyshington, Dissyngton and many more.

Early Notables of the Dishington family

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was

  • Thomas Dishington of Ardross who received a charter in 1402 from Robert III
  • John Dishington, one of the Gentleman Adventurers of Fife who, in 1597, attempted to seize the Isle of Lewis from Clan MacLeod

United States Dishington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dishington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Dishington, who settled in Virginia in 1745

Contemporary Notables of the name Dishington (post 1700) +

  • Colin Dishington, English member of the Dorset Branch of the RMA who founded and organized the Emmetts Hill Memorial for the Royal Marines

The Dishington 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: Unica spes mea Christus
Motto Translation: Christ is my only hope.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook