Dyk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient Pictish-Scottish name Dyk comes from the given name Richard. Dick is a diminutive of this personal name. Thus, Dyk is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms come from the given name of the father of the bearer, while others come from important religious and secular figures. Early members of the Dyk family settled in Edinburghshire, as early as 1200.
Early Origins of the Dyk family
The surname Dyk was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where one of the first records of the name appeared in the late 1200s.
Important Dates for the Dyk family
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Dyk Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Dyk has been spelled Dick, Dyck, Dic and others.
Early Notables of the Dyk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dyk family to Ireland
Some of the Dyk family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dyk family
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Dyk: John Dick and his wife Mary and two children settled in Georgia in 1775; John and Elizabeth Dick settled in Barbados in 1679; John Dick settled in Quebec in 1775.
Contemporary Notables of the name Dyk (post 1700)
- Kendall Van Dyk, American Democrat politician, Member of Montana State Senate 25th District; Elected 2010 
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