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Early Origins of the Dijkman family

The surname Dijkman was first found in early documents. It is derived from the word "dyk" which means "dyke." The word "van" which often appears in Dutch names (including most of the variations of this name) is roughly equivalent to "by" or "at," indicating that the name refers to some feature of the terrain near the first bearer's home. Therefore, the first person to bear this name lived near a dyke.

Early History of the Dijkman family

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Dijkman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Van Dyk, Van Dijk, Van Dijck, Van Dyck, Van Dijken, Van Dyken, Dijkman, Dykman, Op en Dyke, Updike and many more.

Early Notables of the Dijkman family

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Floris van Dyck (c.1575-c.1651), a Dutch Golden Age still life painter; and Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England. He was the seventh child of Frans van Dyck, a wealthy Antwerp silk merchant and learned painted from an early age. Van Dyck worked in London for some months in 1621...
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Dijkman Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Dijkman is the 348th most popular surname with an estimated 4,489 people with that name. [1]


United States Dijkman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dijkman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gerrit Jan Dijkman, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Nijerk, Holland, in 1911
  • Hendrik Dijkman, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Jan Dijkman, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Ruurlo, Holland, in 1920


  1. "Most Common Last Names in Netherlands." Forebears, https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames


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