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Where did the English Dishington family come from? What is the English Dishington family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dishington family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dishington family history?

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dishington research. Another 239 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1427, 1450, 1602, 1402, 1597 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Dishington History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 93 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dishington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dishington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Richard Dishington settled in Virginia in 1745

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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.

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The Dishington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dishington 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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