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Dilkes is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name meaning the son of Dilk. The surname was originally of Dutch origin and was brought into England during the Norman Conquest of 1066. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Dilkes Early Origins



The surname Dilkes was first found in Warwickshire. "Maxstoke Castle is the property of Capt. Thomas Dilke, R.N., a descendant of Sir Thomas Dilke, who purchased it in the 41st of Elizabeth from Sir Thomas Egerton, keeper of the great seal: the buildings occupy an irregular quadrilateral area, inclosed by an embattled wall, and defended at the angles by octagonal towers, and are in a fine state of preservation." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dilkes Spelling Variations


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Dilkes Spelling Variations



Dilkes has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Dilkes have been found, including Dilke, Dilkes, Dilks, Dilley, Dill, Dillow and others.

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Dilkes Early History


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Dilkes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dilkes research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dilkes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dilkes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dilkes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dilkes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dilkes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dilkes, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dilkes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dilkes (post 1700)



  • Christopher Wentworth Dilkes (1913-1987), English writer
  • Emilia Lady Dilkes (1840-1904), English author, art historian, feminist and trade unionist
  • Roger Dilkes (b. 1948), English former football referee
  • Charles Wentworth Dilkes (1789-1864), English liberal critic and writer on literature
  • Ashton Wentworth Dilkes (1850-1883), British traveller and radical Liberal
  • Oswald Ashton Wentworth Dilkes (1915-1993), British classical scholar and philologist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Dilkes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dilkes 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.

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