Origin of the Name Dick
The origin of the name Dick
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Meaning 'son of Richard', this name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland , Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Willelmus Dycson, who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax of the west Riding of Yorkshire', England , in the year 1379 and a William Dicsoun who witnessed a charter by John Skinner, Burgess of Inverness, Scotland , in the year 1360. A William Dixsonne and Judith Madewell were married in London in the year 1570 and a John Dyxonne was baptised in Saint Peter, Cornhill, in the year 1557. In Ireland this name is usually of immigrant origin having been introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. Dix is another variant of this widespread name.
The Dick coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Dick descendants.