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Spelling variations of this family name include: Dicus, Dick, Diks, Dickek, Dickstein, Dicksthein, Dykenstein, Dyks and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dyche research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1532 is included under the topic Early Dyche History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dyche Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • James Dyche, who came to America in 1772

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  • Schubert Reilley Dyche (1893-1982), American college football and college basketball head coach
  • Lewis Lindsay Dyche (1857-1915), American naturalist, creator of the Panorama of North American Plants and Animals, which was featured in the Kansas Pavilion at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
  • J. E. Dyche, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1920
  • C. Clifton Dyche Jr. (b. 1926), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Morgan County, 1957-58
  • Sean Mark Dyche (b. 1971), English former professional footballer, current manager of Burnley FC
  • Mick Dyche (b. 1951), English rock and folk guitarist, and former member of 1970s soft rock band Sniff 'n' the Tears


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  2. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
  3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
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The Dyche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dyche 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 14 January 2016 at 08:35.

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