Dixee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Dixee are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the German derivative of Dix where it was the short form for Benedikt.

Early Origins of the Dixee family

The surname Dixee was first found in Leicestershire where where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Ellandune (now called Wilton.) [1] Early rolls list: Robert Dysci in the Feet of Fines of Huntingdonshire; and Alice Dixi in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273-1279 list the following entries in Cambridgeshire; Laurence Dixi; Sabina Dixi; and Adam Disce. The same rolls also list Hugo Discey and Robert Discy in Huntingdonshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls also list Robert Discy. [3]

Important Dates for the Dixee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dixee research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1798, 1524, 1594 and 1585 are included under the topic Early Dixee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dixee Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dixee family name include Dixie, Dicksey, Dicksy, Dixy and others.

Early Notables of the Dixee family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Dixee family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dixee surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Dixey who settled in Barbados in 1693; Joseph Dixey settled in Boston in 1820; Richard Dixey settled in Maryland in 1725.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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