Show ContentsDike History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Scottish name Dike was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Dutton, Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Dike family

The surname Dike was first found in Cumberland, where one reference claims "the name, originally 'Del Dykes,' is derived from the two lines of Roman wall in 'Burgh,' from whence the family at a remote period originated." [1]

Ramerus de Dikes, who lived before the reign of Henry II is the supposed ancestor of the family. The family held estates at Dovenby, in the parish of Bridekirk.

Early History of the Dike family

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Dike Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dyke, Dykes, Dike, Dikes and others.

Early Notables of the Dike family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Dyke (1619-1669), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1666; Sir Thomas Dyke, 1st Baronet (c. 1650-1706), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Sussex (1685-1689); Sir Thomas Dyke, 2nd Baronet (c. 1700-1756); Leonard Dykes, Sheriff of Cumberland. Daniel Dyke (d. 1614), was an English Puritan divine, born at Hempstead, Essex, where his father, who had been silenced for nonconformity, was a minister. Daniel Dyke (1617-1688), was an English Baptist divine, son of Jeremiah Dyke, M.A. (d. 1620), minister of Epping, Essex. [2] Thomas Dykes (1761-1847), was...
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Dike Ranking

In the United States, the name Dike is the 18,261st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Dike migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dike Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Dike, who landed in America in 1623 [4]
  • James Dike, who arrived in Maryland in 1651 [4]
  • John Dike, who landed in Virginia in 1663-1664 [4]
  • John Dike, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [4]
  • Mathew Dike, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [4]
Dike Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Dike, who landed in Virginia in 1724 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dike (post 1700) +

  • Norman S. Dike, American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1921-27 [5]
  • Josiah W. Dike, American politician, First Selectman of Thompson, Connecticut, 1888 [5]
  • John Dike, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920 [5]
  • Ezra C. Dike (b. 1838), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Bristol, 1910 [5]
  • Dan L. P. Dike, American politician, Mayor of El Paso, Texas, 1949-51 [5]

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook