The ancient Pictish-Scottish name Dyckson comes from son of Dick
which is a derivative of the personal name Richard.
Early Origins of the Dyckson family
The surname Dyckson 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 Dyckson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dyckson 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 Dyckson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dyckson Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Dyckson has been spelled Dixon, Dickson, Dixoun, Dikson, Dyxson, Dyckson, Dicksoun, Dicson and many more.
Early Notables of the Dyckson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dyckson family to Ireland
Some of the Dyckson 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 Dyckson family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Dyckson: 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 Dyckson 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.