Dixon

This interesting surname is a patronymic from "Dick" a medieval pet form of Richard, one of the most popular names in the 11th and 12th Century, deriving from the Anglo-Saxon "Richard", itself from the Old Germanic personal name made up of the elements "ric", power, and "-hard", hardy, brave, strong (found in the pre-7th Century in England, but was popularized by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066), plus the diminutive "son", son of. The personal name was first recorded in the 1220 Curia Rolls of Lancashire, when one Dicke Smith was mentioned and "Dik", was recorded in the Assize Court Rolls of Cheshire in 1260. The patronymic "Dikson", meaning "son of Dick", first appears in 1332, in the Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland. A Coat of Arms was granted to George Dixon of Rainshaw, Durham, on September 14th 1616. Interesting namebearers include George Dixon (died 1800), who served on the "Resolution" with Captain Cook and who also discovered the Queen Charlotte islands; Robert Dixon (died 1688), who went to Cambridge University (1638), and was imprisoned in Leeds Castle, Kent, for refusing the solemn league and covenant in 1644. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thom Dicson, which was dated 1307, in Castle Douglas, Scotland, during the reign of King Robert "The Bruce" of Scotland, 1285 - 1329. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Dixon — steht für: Dixon (Familienname), der Familienname Dixon The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, ein Kunstmuseum Dixon ist der Vorname folgender Personen: Dixon Denham (1786−1828), englischer Afrikaforscher Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Dixon (Illinois) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dixon — is an alternative to Dickson. It is of English origin meaning son of Richard, or Dick s son. Contents 1 Places 2 People 3 Other uses …   Wikipedia

  • Dixon — Dixon, WY U.S. town in Wyoming Population (2000): 79 Housing Units (2000): 67 Land area (2000): 0.135250 sq. miles (0.350296 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001506 sq. miles (0.003901 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.136756 sq. miles (0.354197 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dixon, CA — U.S. city in California Population (2000): 16103 Housing Units (2000): 5172 Land area (2000): 6.615676 sq. miles (17.134521 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.060630 sq. miles (0.157030 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.676306 sq. miles (17.291551 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dixon, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 276 Housing Units (2000): 108 Land area (2000): 0.146672 sq. miles (0.379880 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.146672 sq. miles (0.379880 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dixon, IL — U.S. city in Illinois Population (2000): 15941 Housing Units (2000): 6138 Land area (2000): 6.326195 sq. miles (16.384768 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.421237 sq. miles (1.091000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.747432 sq. miles (17.475768 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dixon, KY — U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 632 Housing Units (2000): 269 Land area (2000): 0.949940 sq. miles (2.460334 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010506 sq. miles (0.027210 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.960446 sq. miles (2.487544 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dixon, MO — U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 1570 Housing Units (2000): 751 Land area (2000): 1.015676 sq. miles (2.630589 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.015676 sq. miles (2.630589 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dixon, MT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 216 Housing Units (2000): 93 Land area (2000): 6.637371 sq. miles (17.190711 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.265775 sq. miles (0.688355 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.903146 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dixon, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 108 Housing Units (2000): 51 Land area (2000): 0.153783 sq. miles (0.398297 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.153783 sq. miles (0.398297 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Dixon, WY — U.S. town in Wyoming Population (2000): 79 Housing Units (2000): 67 Land area (2000): 0.135250 sq. miles (0.350296 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001506 sq. miles (0.003901 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.136756 sq. miles (0.354197 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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