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What does the name Dixon mean?

The origin of the Dixon surname is English and has Anglo-Saxon roots, being found in records dating back from as early as the 1300s. It's a patronymic name coming from the son or descendant of Richard (of which 'Dick' is a diminutive). The surname Dixon is prevalent across Britain, but in Scotland is more often found with the spelling of 'Dickson', both variants being particularly common in the Scottish and English border region.

The earliest occurrence of the Dixon surname in our family history documents is from 1496, and we currently have 1,640,808 records where Dixon appears.

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