Dykes Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Sykes, Dikes, Dokes, Dyes, Lykes, Dyke, Wykes, Kyles, Dyer, Dike

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Dykes Family Origin

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Dykes Family Occupations

What did your Dykes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dykes. 15% of Dykes men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Dykes women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dykes were Laborer and Lodger Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clergyman
  • Farmers Son
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Lodger Keeper

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

Dykes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Dykes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dykes 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dykes. 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 Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Dykes. For the veterans among your Dykes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dykes Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dykes 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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