Dixoun is an ancient Pictish-Scottish name. It is derived from son of Dick
which is a derivative of the personal name Richard.
Early Origins of the Dixoun family
The surname Dixoun 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.
Early History of the Dixoun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dixoun 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 Dixoun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dixoun Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Dixoun has appeared Dixon, Dickson, Dixoun, Dikson, Dyxson, Dyckson, Dicksoun, Dicson and many more.
Early Notables of the Dixoun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dixoun family to Ireland
Some of the Dixoun 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.
Migration of the Dixoun family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Dixoun name: Joan Dickson who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; Stephen Dickson settled in Virginia in 1619; one year before the "Mayflower"; William Dickson settled in Maryland in 1719.
The Dixoun 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.