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 Family Origin

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Van Dyke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

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Van Dyke Historical Records

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Van Dyke Life Expectancy

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Famous Van Dyke Family

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