Anglo-Saxon name Dytcher comes from when the family resided in Ditchfield, a hamlet in the county of Lacashire. The local name is derived from the Old English word dic which means ditch and feld, which literally means a field that had been cleared of trees. Therefore the surname Dytcher denotes someone who lived by the field and the ditch.
Early Origins of the Dytcher family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dytcher family
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Dytcher Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dytcher has been recorded under many different variations, including Dichfield, Dickfield, Ditchfield and others.
Early Notables of the Dytcher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dytcher family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dytcher or a variant listed above: Robert Dichfield settled in Virginia in 1620; Joe Ditchfield settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Mathew Dichfield settled in Pennsylvania in 1873.
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