The surname ‘Dickson’ originates from England, and Scotland. It is a patronymic of the 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 ehick. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Dickson’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the fourteenth century were a ‘Willelmus Dycson’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the firs…
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