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Where did the Scottish Dyck family come from? What is the Scottish Dyck family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dyck family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dyck family history?The saga of the Dyck family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Dyck name is derived from the given name Richard. Dick is a diminutive of this personal name. Thus, Dyck is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms come from the given name of the father of the bearer, while others come from important religious and secular figures. Early members of the Dyck family settled in Edinburghshire, as early as 1200.
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Dyck has appeared Dick, Dyck, Dic and others.
First found in Edinburghshire. They were on record in that county from around the year 1200.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dyck research. Another 209 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1526, 1658, 1678, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Dyck History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Dyck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dyck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 263 words(19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Dyck:
Dyck Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Dyck Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: At spes infracta
Motto Translation: Yet my hope is unbroken.
The Dyck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dyck Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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