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Dijkstra Early Origins



The surname Dijkstra 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.

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Dijkstra Spelling Variations


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Dijkstra 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.

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Dijkstra Early History


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Dijkstra Early History



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Dijkstra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dijkstra Early Notables (pre 1700)



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; Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Flemish Baroque artist who...

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dijkstra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A P Dijkstra, aged 43, arrived in New York, NY in 1846
  • A S Dijkstra, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • L A Dijkstra, aged 31, arrived in New York, NY, in 1847
  • Lieuwe Ages Dijkstra, aged 31, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Sitske Dijkstra, aged 51, arrived in New York, NY in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dijkstra (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dijkstra (post 1700)



  • Bram Dijkstra (b. 1938), American professor of English literature and cultural historian
  • Wieke Dijkstra (b. 1984), Dutch field hockey player
  • Sjoukje Dijkstra (b. 1942), Dutch figure skater, three-time World champion (1962–1964), five-time European champion (1960–1964), and the six-time Dutch national champion (1959–1964)
  • Sieb Dijkstra (b. 1966), Dutch former football goalkeeper
  • Rineke Dijkstra (b. 1959), Dutch photographer
  • Remco Dijkstra (b. 1972), Dutch politician, member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
  • Pia Dijkstra (b. 1954), Dutch politician and television presenter
  • Meindert Dijkstra (b. 1967), Dutch footballer
  • Lou Dijkstra (1909-1964), Dutch speed skater, father of Sjoukje Dijkstra
  • Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930-2002), Dutch computer scientist and theoretical physicist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dijkstra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dijkstra Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 September 2016 at 07:32.

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