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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]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)

Early History of the Dixie family


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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)


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Migration of the Dixie family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1853.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Dixie (post 1700)


  • George C. Dixie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dixie Carlson, American Republican politician, Chair of Crittenden County Republican Party, 2003; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Dixie 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


  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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