Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Wiches family
The surname Wiches was 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.
Early History of the Wiches family
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Wiches Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dicus, Dick, Diks, Dickek, Dickstein, Dicksthein, Dykenstein, Dyks and many more.
Early Notables of the Wiches family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wiches family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abigail Dykes, who came to Boston in 1637; Thomas Diche, who settled in Virginia in 1664; Andrew Dykes, who settled in America in 1684; Peter Dise, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741.