DICKIE Family History
This surname is a pet-form of the personal name Richard, a compound of the Germanic elements "ric" meaning power plus "hard", meaning hardy, brave or strong. The name Richard was popularised in England by the Normans. The surnames Dick and Dickie which is its diminutive form are both particularly associated with Scotland. The forms Dickie and Dicky are also found in Northern Ireland. The surname Dickie had already emerged in Scotland by the early 16th Century (see below). One David Dickie was burgess of Montrose in 1627.