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The Dixey family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the German derivative of Dix where it was the short form for Benedikt.

Dixey Early Origins



The surname Dixey was first found in Leicestershire where where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Ellandune (now called Wilton.) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early rolls list: Robert Dysci in the Feet of Fines of Huntingdonshire; and Alice Dixi in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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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Dixey Spelling Variations


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Dixey Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Dixey include Dixie, Dicksey, Dicksy, Dixy and others.

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Dixey Early History


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Dixey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dixey research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1798, 1524, 1594 and 1585 are included under the topic Early Dixey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dixey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dixey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dixey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Dixey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Dixey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Dixey, who arrived in New England in 1629
  • Thomas Dixey, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • John Dixey, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1639
  • William Dixey who settled in Barbados in 1693

Dixey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Dixey settled in Maryland in 1725

Dixey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Dixey settled in Boston in 1820
  • H C Dixey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Dixey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C J Dixey, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900

Dixey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Dixey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brothers" in 1850
  • William Dixey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brothers" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dixey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dixey (post 1700)



  • Henrry E. Dixey (1859-1943), American actor and theatre producer
  • Frederick Augustus Dixey (1855-1935), British former president of the Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Phyllis Dixey (1914-1964), British Stage actress and impresario

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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: Quod Dixi Dixi
Motto Translation: What I have said, I have said.


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Dixey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dixey 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 21 September 2015 at 11:30.

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