Van Dyke Family History

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Van Dyke Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by any of the many thousands of dikes in the Netherlands (Middle Dutch dike ‘dike’), or a habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Belgium and the Netherlands called Dijk, Dijke, or Dyck, named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Van Dale, Van Wyk, Van Slyke, Van Duyne, Van Dyne, Van Acker, Van Ryn

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Van Dyke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Van Dyke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Van Dyke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • Norway

    4%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Van Dyke Family Origin

Where is the Van Dyke family from?

Van Dyke Family Occupations

What did your Van Dyke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Van Dyke family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Dyke. The most common Van Dyke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Van Dyke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Van Dyke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Van Dyke Historical Records

What Van Dyke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Van Dyke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Dyke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Van Dyke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Van Dyke. For the veterans among your Van Dyke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Dyke Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Dyke lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Van Dyke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Van Dyke in 1943 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Van Dyke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Dyke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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