Dykes Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Dyke. The Scottish name may also derive in part from any of several places named Dykes, although Black singles out one in the barony of Avondale or Strathaven in Lanarkshire.

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

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Dykes Family Origin

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Dykes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dykes family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dykes. The most common Dykes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Dykes's were Farmers.

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Dykes Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Dykes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dykes in 1940 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dykes

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