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Definition: Patronymic name meaning "son of Dick." The given name Dick is a short form of Richard, meaning "brave power," derived from the German "ric" for power or rule and "hard" for brave and hardy.

Surname Origin: English

Alternate Surname Spellings: DICKENSON, DICKINSON, DIXON

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Common Surname Search Tips
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DICKSON Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - DICKSON Genealogy
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DICKSON Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Dickson surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Origins of the Surname DICKSON
A very thorough overview of the various hypotheses on the origin of the surname DICKSON and its popular variations, Dickinson, Dixon, and Dickenson.

Surname Finder - DICKSON Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - DICKSON Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - DICKSON Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name DICKSON.

MyCinnamonToast.com - DICKSON Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the DICKSON surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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