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Van Dyke Name Meaning

Dutch: variant archaic or Americanized of Van Dijke and of its much more common cognate Van Dijk topographic or habitational names based on Middle Dutch dike ‘dike’.

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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Where is the Van Dyke family from?

You can see how Van Dyke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Van Dyke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Van Dyke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 375 Van Dyke families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Van Dyke's in USA. New York had the highest population of Van Dyke families in 1880.
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What did your Van Dyke ancestors do for a living?

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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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