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The roots of the name Dix are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name comes from son of Dick which is a derivative of the personal name Richard.

Dix Early Origins



The surname Dix was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times. They were descended from the ancient Pictish Clan Keith, and the first Dickson was son of Richard Keith, son of the great Marischal of Scotland, who died in 1249, and Margaret daughter of the third Lord Douglas. Hence the Clan has always claimed to be followers of the Douglas Clan.

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Dix Spelling Variations


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Dix Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Dix has been written Dixon, Dickson, Dixoun, Dikson, Dyxson, Dyckson, Dicksoun, Dicson and many more.

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Dix Early History


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Dix Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dix research. Another 441 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1471, 1479, 1702, 1695, 1583, 1663, 1630, 1666, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Dix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dix Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dix Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dix In Ireland


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Dix In Ireland



Some of the Dix family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Dix:

Dix Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony Dix, who landed in Massachusetts in 1623
  • Hen Dix, who landed in Virginia in 1633
  • Edward Dix, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Margaret Dix, aged 18, landed in America in 1635
  • Samuel] Dix, aged 43, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dix Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Dix, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Samuel Dix, who arrived in New England in 1730

Dix Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Dix, who arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1810
  • Wilhelm Dix, who landed in North America in 1855
  • J E Dix, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Joh Wilhelm Dix, who arrived in North America in 1855
  • Johann Nikolaus Dix, who landed in North America in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dix Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Dix, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Dix Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Dix, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • James Dix arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Sarah Dix arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Lydia Dix arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Edward Dix arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dix (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dix (post 1700)



  • Morgan Dix (1827-1908), American Episcopal Church priest
  • Drew Dennis Dix (b. 1944), decorated United States military veteran
  • Beulah Marie Dix (1876-1970), American screenwriter of the silent era and an author of children's books
  • Eulabee Dix (1878-1961), American artist
  • Richard Dix (1893-1949), American motion picture actor
  • Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887), American activist on behalf of the indigent insane
  • Richard Dix, American actor
  • D. H. K. Dix, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 7th District, 1866-69
  • Charles A. Dix, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Cole County, 1936
  • Albert Dix Sr., American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dix Historic Events


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Dix Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Gordon Kenneth Dix (1919-1941), Australian Acting Leading Stoker from West Pert, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Peter Thomas Stanley Dix (1953-1988), Irish Management Consultant from London, England, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Motto


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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: Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the Bold.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Dix Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dix 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.

This page was last modified on 12 August 2016 at 11:00.

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