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Dyke Family History

Dyke Surname Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) dike’ from Middle English dik(e) deke ‘ditch dyke’ (Old English dīc) or a habitational name from Dyke in Lincolnshire. The medieval dike was larger and more prominent than the modern ditch and was usually constructed for purposes of defense rather than drainage. Compare Ditch . English: variant of Dick . Americanized form of Dutch Dijk or Dijke cognates of Compare Van Dyke and Dyk .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Duke, Lake, Tye, Opdyke, Pye, Dyk, Nye, Dube, Lyke, Dame

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Where is the Dyke family from?

You can see how Dyke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dyke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dyke families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 57 Dyke families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Dyke's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dyke families in 1911.
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What did your Dyke ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dyke. 41% of Dyke men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Dyke women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dyke were Merchant and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Merchant
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    31%
  • Teacher
    31%
  • Nurse
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Dyke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Dyke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Dyke. For the veterans among your Dyke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dyke lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dyke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dyke in 1944 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

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