Dishon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dishon was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the medieval personal name Dennis. Dishon is a metronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. In this case, the surname comes from the first name of the mother, or of another female ancestor of the bearer. It was common for second sons to take the name of their mother as a surname in the Middle Ages. In general, where patronymic surnames were used, the first son adopted the given name of his father as a surname. This type of surname is the most common form of hereditary surname. The earliest origins of this family were found in the county of Worcestershire, where they had been settled prior to the Norman Conquest, in 1066.

Early Origins of the Dishon family

The surname Dishon was first found in Worcestershire 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 Dishon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dishon research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1387 is included under the topic Early Dishon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dishon Spelling Variations

Dishon 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 Dishon have been found, including Dyson, Dison, Disson, Dysson and others.

Early Notables of the Dishon family (pre 1700)

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United States Dishon migration to the United States +

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 Dishons to arrive on North American shores:

Dishon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abraham Dishon, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Abrah Dishon, who landed in Virginia in 1717 [1]
  • Matthias Dishon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dishon (post 1700) +

  • Steve Dishon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2012 [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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