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Sykes Family History

Sykes Name Meaning
English (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream in a marsh or in a hollow, from Middle English syke ‘marshy stream’, ‘damp gully’, or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

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

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487,581 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
33,450 Military Records
22,781 Immigration Records
301,216 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Sykes Families

  • Number of Sykes families
     175 - 347
     59 - 174
     1 - 58
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sykes families
     4,609 - 9,216
     1,537 - 4,608
     1 - 1,536
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sykes families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sykes Family Origin

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Sykes Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sykes

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Sykes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Sykes Civil War Service Records

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