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Dykstra Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone who lived in the vicinity of a dike, from a locative agent noun based on Old Frisian dik ‘dike’.

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


Similar surnames: Zylstra, Hamstra, Hofstra, Zandstra, Kamstra, Kerkstra, Dykhuis

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Dykstra Family Origin

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Dykstra Family Occupations

What did your Dykstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dykstra family was Gardner. Farmer, Laborer and Bakerey were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dykstra. The most common Dykstra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Dykstra's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Bakerey

    6%
  • Gardner

    6%

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Dykstra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dykstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dykstra 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dykstra. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dykstra. For the veterans among your Dykstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dykstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Dykstra lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dykstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dykstra in 1950 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dykstra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dykstra 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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