The surname Dixon, chiefly found in England, Scotland and Ireland is of patronymic origin, meaning son of, or descendent of Dick. The personal name Dick is an English variant of Richard. 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 Interesting name bearers include George Dixon (died 1800), who served on the "Resolution" with Captain Cook and who also discovered the Queen Charlotte islands. Today there are more than 152,000 bearers of the surname Dixon living in The United States.
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