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Dyke Family History

Dyke Name Meaning
English: from Middle English diche, dike, Old English dic ‘dike’, ‘earthwork’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a ditcher or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike. The medieval dike was larger and more prominent than the modern ditch, and was usually constructed for purposes of defense rather than drainage.Americanized spelling of Dutch Dijk (see Dyck).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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132,562 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,027 Military Records
9,999 Immigration Records
107,143 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Dyke Families

  • Number of Dyke families
     52 - 101
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dyke families
     237 - 472
     80 - 236
     1 - 79
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dyke families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dyke Family Origin

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Dyke Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dyke

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Dyke Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dyke census records

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Dyke Civil War Service Records

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