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The saga of the Dixson family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Dixson name is derived from son of Dick which is a derivative of the personal name Richard.

Dixson Early Origins



The surname Dixson 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.

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Dixson Spelling Variations


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Dixson Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Dixson has appeared Dixon, Dickson, Dixoun, Dikson, Dyxson, Dyckson, Dicksoun, Dicson and many more.

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Dixson Early History


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Dixson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dixson 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 Dixson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dixson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dixson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Dixson In Ireland


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Dixson In Ireland



Some of the Dixson 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Dixson:

Dixson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rachell Dixson, who landed in America in 1637
  • Nicholas Dixson, who arrived in Virginia in 1646
  • William Dixson, who landed in Maryland in 1675-1676

Dixson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nalson Dixson, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Anne Dixson, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Eliza Dixson, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Dixson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William S Dixson, who landed in America in 1811
  • Edward Dixson, aged 42, landed in New York in 1812
  • John Dixson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • A H Dixson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

Dixson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Dixson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dixson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dixson (post 1700)



  • Robert James Dixson (1908-1963), American writer
  • Julius Dixson (1913-2004), African-American songwriter and record company executive
  • Jessie Alice Celones Dixson (b. 1969), Filipino American actress, commercial model, and former beauty queen
  • W. S. Dixson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1912
  • Myrtle Dixson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924
  • Jimmie Devon Dixson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • J. E. Dixson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1916
  • Evelyn Dixson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Eli Dixson, American politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 27th District, 1891-93
  • Archibald Dixson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Otsego County, 1830
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the Bold.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Dixson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dixson 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 10 December 2015 at 10:54.

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