The saga of the Dyk family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Dyk name is derived from the given name Richard. Dick is a diminutive of this personal name
. Thus, Dyk is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Many patronyms come from the given name of the father of the bearer, while others come from important religious and secular figures. Early members of the Dyk family settled in Edinburghshire
, as early as 1200.
Early Origins of the Dyk family
The surname Dyk was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where one of the first records of the name appeared in the late 1200s.
Early History of the Dyk family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dyk research.Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1526, 1658, 1678, 1681 and are included under the topic Early Dyk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dyk Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Dyk has appeared Dick, Dyck, Dic and others.
Early Notables of the Dyk family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Dyk family to Ireland
Some of the Dyk family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dyk family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Dyk: John Dick and his wife Mary and two children settled in Georgia in 1775; John and Elizabeth Dick settled in Barbados in 1679; John Dick settled in Quebec in 1775.
Contemporary Notables of the name Dyk (post 1700)
- Kendall Van Dyk, American Democrat politician, Member of Montana State Senate 25th District; Elected 2010 CITATION[CLOSE]
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