Dixie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rich and ancient history of the Dixie family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the German derivative of Dix where it was the short form for Benedikt.

Early Origins of the Dixie family

The surname Dixie 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 Dixie family

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

Dixie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Dixie have been found, including Dixie, Dicksey, Dicksy, Dixy and others.

Early Notables of the Dixie family (pre 1700)

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

Dixie migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dixie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Annie Dixie, aged 29, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dixie (post 1700)

  • George C. Dixie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 [5]
  • Sir Wolstan Dixie, who wrote "Is it true what they say about Dixie"
  • John Dixie, Director
  • Sir Frank Dixie, Geologist
  • Paul Dixie, Chairman of Lloyds of London
  • Louisa Dixie Durrell (1886-1964), born Louisa Florence Dixie, the mother of novelist Lawrence Durrell and naturalist Gerald Durrell
  • Dixie L. Swift, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980
  • Dixie Newton Sansom (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Newspaper reporter; Member of Florida State House of Representatives, 1984-92; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1988
  • Dixie Love, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1984 [6]
  • Dixie Carlson, American Republican politician, Chair of Crittenden County Republican Party, 2003; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008 [7]

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)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1853.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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