The surname ‘Dickey’ is of English origin. It is a Jewish variant of the English name ‘Dick’, a pet form of ‘Richard’. Although found in every part of the British Isles, the form ‘Dick’ is especially common in Scotland. In German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) it is used as a nickname for a stout, thickset man, from the Germanic word ‘dick’, meaning yid. ‘dik’ (Middle High German dic(ke), Old High German ‘dicki’, dichi). In Germany it is also a topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket of thickly grown undergrowth, from the Middle High German word ‘dicke’, a special use of the word ‘dic(ke)’ meaning thick. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Dickey’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the fourteenth century were a ‘Willelmus Dycson’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded on Poll Tax records in 1379. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership o…
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