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Dirks Early Origins



The surname Dirks was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Dirks Spelling Variations


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Dirks Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dirk, Dirke, Dirkes, Dirks, Dirck, Durk, Durck, Durke, van Dirk, Dirike, Dierkes and many more.

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Dirks Early History


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Dirks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dirks research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1846 is included under the topic Early Dirks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dirks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dirks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dirks 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:

Dirks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Adriaen Dirks, aged 40, landed in New Netherland(s) in 1651
  • Roelof Dirks, aged 19, landed in New Netherland(s) in 1651
  • Pieter Dirks, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1653

Dirks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hendrik Dirks, aged 32, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792

Dirks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herm Heinr Dirks, who landed in America in 1846
  • Grietje Dirks, aged 24, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • A Elis Dirks, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1848
  • Bernh Dirks, who landed in America in 1849
  • Peter Dirks, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dirks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dirks (post 1700)



  • Andrew Lee Dirks (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Nicholas Dirks, American Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Columbia University
  • Rudolph Dirks (1877-1968), German-born, American comic strip artist, best known for his strip "The Captain and the Kids"
  • R. J. Dirks, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Malden, Missouri, 1967
  • Henry Bernhard Dirks (1884-1955), American politician, Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, 1928-29; Defeated, 1925, 1929
  • Henry Dirks, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1952
  • Benjamin Dirks, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984

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Dirks Historic Events


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Dirks Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Fred L Dirks, British Petty Officer Telegraphist, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Dirks Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dirks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dirks 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 19 November 2016 at 17:58.

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